A hotfix is available that provides an updated Tape.inf file in Windows Server 2008 and in Windows Server 2008 R2

Applies to: Windows Server 2008 EnterpriseWindows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-VWindows Server 2008 Datacenter More

INTRODUCTION


A hotfix is now available that provides an updated Tape.inf file in Windows Server 2008 and in Windows Server 2008 R2. This updated Tape.inf file adds native support for IBM Linear Tape-Open 6 (LTO-6) tape drives.

Resolution


Hotfix information

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: 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.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, your computer must be running one of the following operating systems:
  • Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
For more information about how to obtain a Windows Server 2008 service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

968849 How to obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2008

For more information about how to obtain a Windows Server 2008 R2 service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

976932 Information about Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2

Registry information

To apply this hotfix, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

File information

The global version of this hotfix installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.
Windows Server 2008 file information notes
Important Windows Vista hotfixes and Windows Server 2008 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, only "Windows Vista" is listed on the Hotfix Request page. To request the hotfix package that applies to one or both operating systems, select the hotfix that is listed under "Windows Vista" on the page. Always refer to the "Applies To" section in articles to determine the actual operating system that each hotfix applies to.
  • The files that apply to a specific product, SR_Level (RTM, SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table.
    VersionProductSR_LevelService branch
    6.0.600
    2.
    22xxx
    Windows Server 2008SP2LDR
  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed separately in the "Additional file information for Windows Server 2008 and for Windows Vista" section. MUM files and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are extremely important to maintaining the state of the updated component. The security catalog files, for which the attributes are not listed, are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.
For all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
4mmdat.sys6.0.6002.2277713,82412-Jan-201219:41x86
Dlttape.sys6.0.6002.2277710,24012-Jan-201219:41x86
Exabyte2.sys6.0.6002.227779,21612-Jan-201219:41x86
Hpt4qic.sys6.0.6002.227777,68012-Jan-201219:41x86
Ltotape.sys6.0.6002.227778,70412-Jan-201219:41x86
Mammoth.sys6.0.6002.227779,21612-Jan-201219:41x86
Miniqic.sys6.0.6002.227778,19212-Jan-201219:41x86
Qic157.sys6.0.6002.227778,19212-Jan-201219:41x86
Sonyait.sys6.0.6002.227779,21612-Jan-201219:41x86
Tandqic.sys6.0.6002.227778,70412-Jan-201219:41x86
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
4mmdat.sys6.0.6002.2277716,38412-Jan-201220:23x64
Dlttape.sys6.0.6002.2277711,77612-Jan-201220:23x64
Exabyte2.sys6.0.6002.2277710,24012-Jan-201220:23x64
Hpt4qic.sys6.0.6002.227778,19212-Jan-201220:23x64
Ltotape.sys6.0.6002.227779,72812-Jan-201220:23x64
Mammoth.sys6.0.6002.2277710,24012-Jan-201220:23x64
Miniqic.sys6.0.6002.227779,72812-Jan-201220:23x64
Qic157.sys6.0.6002.227779,21612-Jan-201220:23x64
Sonyait.sys6.0.6002.2277710,75212-Jan-201220:23x64
Tandqic.sys6.0.6002.227779,72812-Jan-201220:23x64
For all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
4mmdat.sys6.0.6002.2277737,37612-Jan-201219:20IA-64
Dlttape.sys6.0.6002.2277726,11212-Jan-201219:20IA-64
Exabyte2.sys6.0.6002.2277722,52812-Jan-201219:20IA-64
Hpt4qic.sys6.0.6002.2277716,89612-Jan-201219:20IA-64
Ltotape.sys6.0.6002.2277719,96812-Jan-201219:20IA-64
Mammoth.sys6.0.6002.2277723,04012-Jan-201219:20IA-64
Miniqic.sys6.0.6002.2277720,99212-Jan-201219:20IA-64
Qic157.sys6.0.6002.2277719,96812-Jan-201219:20IA-64
Sonyait.sys6.0.6002.2277723,55212-Jan-201219:20IA-64
Tandqic.sys6.0.6002.2277723,04012-Jan-201219:20IA-64
Windows Server 2008 R2 file information notes
Important Windows 7 hotfixes and Windows Server 2008 R2 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, hotfixes on the Hotfix Request page are listed under both operating systems. To request the hotfix package that applies to one or both operating systems, select the hotfix that is listed under "Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2" on the page. Always refer to the "Applies To" section in articles to determine the actual operating system that each hotfix applies to.
  • The files that apply to a specific product, milestone (RTM, SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table:
    VersionProductMilestoneService branch
    6.1.760
    0.16xxx
    Windows Server 2008 R2RTMGDR
    6.1.760
    0.21xxx
    Windows Server 2008 R2RTMLDR
    6.1.760
    1.17xxx
    Windows Server 2008 R2SP1GDR
    6.1.760
    1.21xxx
    Windows Server 2008 R2SP1LDR
  • GDR service branches contain only those fixes that are widely released to address widespread, critical issues. LDR service branches contain hotfixes in addition to widely released fixes.
  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) that are installed for each environment are listed separately in the "Additional file information for Windows 7" section. MANIFEST files and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are extremely important to maintain the state of the updated components. The security catalog files, for which the attributes are not listed, are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
4mmdat.sys6.1.7600.1694716,38413-Jan-201206:01x64
Dlttape.sys6.1.7600.1694711,77613-Jan-201206:01x64
Exabyte2.sys6.1.7600.1694710,24013-Jan-201206:01x64
Hpt4qic.sys6.1.7600.169478,19213-Jan-201206:01x64
Ltotape.sys6.1.7600.169479,72813-Jan-201206:01x64
Mammoth.sys6.1.7600.1694710,24013-Jan-201206:01x64
Miniqic.sys6.1.7600.169479,72813-Jan-201206:01x64
Qic157.sys6.1.7600.169479,21613-Jan-201206:01x64
Sonyait.sys6.1.7600.1694710,75213-Jan-201206:01x64
Tandqic.sys6.1.7600.169479,72813-Jan-201206:01x64
4mmdat.sys6.1.7600.2112616,38413-Jan-201206:03x64
Dlttape.sys6.1.7600.2112611,77613-Jan-201206:03x64
Exabyte2.sys6.1.7600.2112610,24013-Jan-201206:03x64
Hpt4qic.sys6.1.7600.211268,19213-Jan-201206:03x64
Ltotape.sys6.1.7600.211269,72813-Jan-201206:03x64
Mammoth.sys6.1.7600.2112610,24013-Jan-201206:03x64
Miniqic.sys6.1.7600.211269,72813-Jan-201206:03x64
Qic157.sys6.1.7600.211269,21613-Jan-201206:03x64
Sonyait.sys6.1.7600.2112610,75213-Jan-201206:03x64
Tandqic.sys6.1.7600.211269,72813-Jan-201206:03x64
4mmdat.sys6.1.7601.1776116,38413-Jan-201206:05x64
Dlttape.sys6.1.7601.1776111,77613-Jan-201206:05x64
Exabyte2.sys6.1.7601.1776110,24013-Jan-201206:05x64
Hpt4qic.sys6.1.7601.177618,19213-Jan-201206:05x64
Ltotape.sys6.1.7601.177619,72813-Jan-201206:05x64
Mammoth.sys6.1.7601.1776110,24013-Jan-201206:05x64
Miniqic.sys6.1.7601.177619,72813-Jan-201206:05x64
Qic157.sys6.1.7601.177619,21613-Jan-201206:05x64
Sonyait.sys6.1.7601.1776110,75213-Jan-201206:05x64
Tandqic.sys6.1.7601.177619,72813-Jan-201206:05x64
4mmdat.sys6.1.7601.2189716,38413-Jan-201206:04x64
Dlttape.sys6.1.7601.2189711,77613-Jan-201206:04x64
Exabyte2.sys6.1.7601.2189710,24013-Jan-201206:04x64
Hpt4qic.sys6.1.7601.218978,19213-Jan-201206:04x64
Ltotape.sys6.1.7601.218979,72813-Jan-201206:04x64
Mammoth.sys6.1.7601.2189710,24013-Jan-201206:04x64
Miniqic.sys6.1.7601.218979,72813-Jan-201206:04x64
Qic157.sys6.1.7601.218979,21613-Jan-201206:04x64
Sonyait.sys6.1.7601.2189710,75213-Jan-201206:04x64
Tandqic.sys6.1.7601.218979,72813-Jan-201206:04x64
For all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
4mmdat.sys6.1.7600.1694737,37613-Jan-201205:18IA-64
Dlttape.sys6.1.7600.1694726,11213-Jan-201205:18IA-64
Exabyte2.sys6.1.7600.1694722,52813-Jan-201205:18IA-64
Hpt4qic.sys6.1.7600.1694716,89613-Jan-201205:18IA-64
Ltotape.sys6.1.7600.1694719,96813-Jan-201205:18IA-64
Mammoth.sys6.1.7600.1694723,04013-Jan-201205:18IA-64
Miniqic.sys6.1.7600.1694720,99213-Jan-201205:18IA-64
Qic157.sys6.1.7600.1694719,96813-Jan-201205:18IA-64
Sonyait.sys6.1.7600.1694723,55213-Jan-201205:18IA-64
Tandqic.sys6.1.7600.1694723,04013-Jan-201205:18IA-64
4mmdat.sys6.1.7600.2112637,37613-Jan-201205:23IA-64
Dlttape.sys6.1.7600.2112626,11213-Jan-201205:23IA-64
Exabyte2.sys6.1.7600.2112622,52813-Jan-201205:23IA-64
Hpt4qic.sys6.1.7600.2112616,89613-Jan-201205:23IA-64
Ltotape.sys6.1.7600.2112619,96813-Jan-201205:23IA-64
Mammoth.sys6.1.7600.2112623,04013-Jan-201205:23IA-64
Miniqic.sys6.1.7600.2112620,99213-Jan-201205:23IA-64
Qic157.sys6.1.7600.2112619,96813-Jan-201205:23IA-64
Sonyait.sys6.1.7600.2112623,55213-Jan-201205:23IA-64
Tandqic.sys6.1.7600.2112623,04013-Jan-201205:23IA-64
4mmdat.sys6.1.7601.1776137,37613-Jan-201205:11IA-64
Dlttape.sys6.1.7601.1776126,11213-Jan-201205:11IA-64
Exabyte2.sys6.1.7601.1776122,52813-Jan-201205:11IA-64
Hpt4qic.sys6.1.7601.1776116,89613-Jan-201205:11IA-64
Ltotape.sys6.1.7601.1776119,96813-Jan-201205:11IA-64
Mammoth.sys6.1.7601.1776123,04013-Jan-201205:11IA-64
Miniqic.sys6.1.7601.1776120,99213-Jan-201205:11IA-64
Qic157.sys6.1.7601.1776119,96813-Jan-201205:11IA-64
Sonyait.sys6.1.7601.1776123,55213-Jan-201205:11IA-64
Tandqic.sys6.1.7601.1776123,04013-Jan-201205:11IA-64
4mmdat.sys6.1.7601.2189737,37613-Jan-201205:22IA-64
Dlttape.sys6.1.7601.2189726,11213-Jan-201205:22IA-64
Exabyte2.sys6.1.7601.2189722,52813-Jan-201205:22IA-64
Hpt4qic.sys6.1.7601.2189716,89613-Jan-201205:22IA-64
Ltotape.sys6.1.7601.2189719,96813-Jan-201205:22IA-64
Mammoth.sys6.1.7601.2189723,04013-Jan-201205:22IA-64
Miniqic.sys6.1.7601.2189720,99213-Jan-201205:22IA-64
Qic157.sys6.1.7601.2189719,96813-Jan-201205:22IA-64
Sonyait.sys6.1.7601.2189723,55213-Jan-201205:22IA-64
Tandqic.sys6.1.7601.2189723,04013-Jan-201205:22IA-64

Status


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

More Information


Linear Tape-Open (LTO) technology was developed jointly by HP, IBM, and Quantum to provide a practical choice among tape storage options.

With a roadmap for scalability and for growth, LTO technology is an open tape format that was created to handle data protection requirements from medium-sized server environments to enterprise-class server environments.

For more information about LTO, visit the following website: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

The third-party products that this article discusses are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, about the performance or reliability of these products.

Additional file information

Additional file information for Windows Server 2008

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008
File nameX86_tape.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22777_none_e8a649f493f46e64.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size6,883
Date (UTC)13-Jan-2012
Time (UTC)01:15
PlatformNot applicable
Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008
File nameAmd64_tape.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22777_none_44c4e5784c51df9a.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size6,885
Date (UTC)13-Jan-2012
Time (UTC)01:15
PlatformNot applicable
Additional files for all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008
File nameIa64_tape.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22777_none_e8a7edea93f27760.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size6,884
Date (UTC)13-Jan-2012
Time (UTC)01:15
PlatformNot applicable

Additional file information for Windows Server 2008 R2

Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2
File nameAmd64_tape.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16947_none_429d14e8970cd69a.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size7,792
Date (UTC)13-Jan-2012
Time (UTC)08:37
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_tape.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21126_none_433b2963b01b586d.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size7,792
Date (UTC)13-Jan-2012
Time (UTC)08:33
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_tape.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.17761_none_4467d05a9448e25e.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size7,792
Date (UTC)13-Jan-2012
Time (UTC)08:56
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_tape.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21897_none_44d6ff1dad796e05.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size7,792
Date (UTC)13-Jan-2012
Time (UTC)08:56
PlatformNot applicable
File nameUpdate-bf.mum
File versionNot applicable
File size2,078
Date (UTC)13-Jan-2012
Time (UTC)17:53
PlatformNot applicable
Additional files for all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2
File nameIa64_tape.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16947_none_e6801d5adead6e60.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size7,790
Date (UTC)13-Jan-2012
Time (UTC)08:32
PlatformNot applicable
File nameIa64_tape.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21126_none_e71e31d5f7bbf033.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size7,790
Date (UTC)13-Jan-2012
Time (UTC)08:24
PlatformNot applicable
File nameIa64_tape.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.17761_none_e84ad8ccdbe97a24.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size7,790
Date (UTC)13-Jan-2012
Time (UTC)08:23
PlatformNot applicable
File nameIa64_tape.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21897_none_e8ba078ff51a05cb.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size7,790
Date (UTC)13-Jan-2012
Time (UTC)08:36
PlatformNot applicable
File nameUpdate-bf.mum
File versionNot applicable
File size1,895
Date (UTC)13-Jan-2012
Time (UTC)17:53
PlatformNot applicable