Only the first character appears for some strings in the event messages when you query the DFS Replication event log on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008

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SYMPTOMS

When you query the DFS Replication event log in Windows Server 2008, only the first character appears for some strings in the event messages. The rest of the characters in these strings are truncated.

You frequently encounter this problem when you use the Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005 Agent or the Get-Eventlog Windows PowerShell cmdlet to query the DFS Replication event log.

For example, we have the following description for an event in the DFS Replication event log:
Description:
The DFS Replication service successfully established an inbound connection with partner TEST-DEMO-TEST-SR2 for replication group TEST-DEMO-L2-SR2_TTC-DEMO-DFSR1.

Additional Information:
Connection Address Used: TEST-DEMO-L2-SR2.test.com
Connection ID: 57D8A1A7-D20B-4481-947E-C0783EED9BC3
Replication Group ID: E04169E3-C5DD-4865-9E2D-0171F1702E05

When you query this event, you obtain the following message for this event:
Message : The DFS Replication service successfully established an inbound connection with partner T for replication group T.

Additional Information:
Connection Address Used: T
Connection ID: 5
Replication Group ID: E

CAUSE

This problem occurs because Windows Server 2008 R2 uses an incorrect switch to create and to maintain the source file for event messages of Distributed File System (DFS) Replication. Because of this incorrect switch, Unicode characters are interpreted as ASCII characters.

RESOLUTION

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problem described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Important Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, only one of these products may be listed on the “Hotfix Request” page. To request the hotfix package that applies to both Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, just select the product that is listed on the page.

Prerequisites

To install this hotfix, your computer must be running one of the following operating systems:
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2)

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfix.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.

Windows Server 2008 file information notes

The .manifest files and the .mum files that are installed are listed in the "Additional file information for Windows Server 2008" section. These files and their associated .cat (security catalog) files are critical to maintaining the state of the updated component. The .cat files are signed with a Microsoft digital signature. The attributes of these security files are not listed.
For all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirement
Dfsrprovs.mofNot Applicable66,51117-Jul-200909:47Not ApplicableSP1
Dfsrress.dll6.0.6001.224742,04817-Jul-200912:00x86SP1
Dfsrs.exe6.0.6001.224742,245,63217-Jul-200912:01x86SP1
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirement
Dfsrprovs.mofNot Applicable66,51117-Jul-200909:46Not ApplicableSP1
Dfsrress.dll6.0.6001.224742,04817-Jul-200912:18x64SP1
Dfsrs.exe6.0.6001.224743,678,20817-Jul-200912:20x64SP1
For all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008 SP2
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirement
Dfsrprovs.mofNot Applicable66,51117-Jul-200909:38Not ApplicableSP2
Dfsrress.dll6.0.6002.221792,04817-Jul-200911:44x86SP2
Dfsrs.exe6.0.6002.221792,247,68017-Jul-200911:44x86SP2
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 SP2
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirement
Dfsrprovs.mofNot Applicable66,51117-Jul-200909:38Not ApplicableSP2
Dfsrress.dll6.0.6002.221792,04817-Jul-200911:49x64SP2
Dfsrs.exe6.0.6002.221793,680,25617-Jul-200911:51x64SP2

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: -
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

For more information about the Get-Eventlog Windows PowerShell cmdlet, visit the following Microsoft TechNet Web site:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd315250.aspx

Additional file information for Windows Server 2008

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008

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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Package_for_kb973275_sc_0~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable37,71818-Jul-200910:33Not Applicable
Package_for_kb973275_sc_1~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable18,32218-Jul-200910:33Not Applicable
Package_for_kb973275_sc~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,70318-Jul-200910:33Not Applicable
Package_for_kb973275_server_0~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable37,63718-Jul-200910:33Not Applicable
Package_for_kb973275_server_1~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable18,04918-Jul-200910:33Not Applicable
Package_for_kb973275_server~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,71518-Jul-200910:33Not Applicable
X86_microsoft-windows-dfsr-core-serveronly_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22474_none_9dcda527c11a0ea7.manifestNot Applicable42,65117-Jul-200916:11Not Applicable
X86_microsoft-windows-dfsr-core-serveronly_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22179_none_9fb91881be3be27e.manifestNot Applicable42,65117-Jul-200915:42Not Applicable

Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008

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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Amd64_microsoft-windows-dfsr-core-serveronly_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22474_none_f9ec40ab79777fdd.manifestNot Applicable42,69117-Jul-200916:19Not Applicable
Amd64_microsoft-windows-dfsr-core-serveronly_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22179_none_fbd7b405769953b4.manifestNot Applicable42,69117-Jul-200917:36Not Applicable
Package_for_kb973275_sc_0~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable38,05418-Jul-200910:32Not Applicable
Package_for_kb973275_sc_1~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable18,52318-Jul-200910:33Not Applicable
Package_for_kb973275_sc~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,71318-Jul-200910:33Not Applicable
Package_for_kb973275_server_0~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable37,97318-Jul-200910:32Not Applicable
Package_for_kb973275_server_1~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable18,24818-Jul-200910:32Not Applicable
Package_for_kb973275_server~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,72518-Jul-200910:33Not Applicable

Properties

Article ID: 973275 - Last Review: September 2, 2009 - Revision: 1.0
APPLIES TO
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard
Keywords: 
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