Error Copying Read-Only Files to Core SMB Server

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315854 Windows 98 and Windows Me Error Message Resource Center
When you use a Windows 95-based computer to copy a read-only file to acore SMB server (such as a LAN Manager for UNIX server), you may receivethe following error message:
Error 5 - Access Denied

This occurs when using Explorer or XCOPY to copy the read-only file to theserver. This does not occur when using File Manager.
This error message occurs because there is a mismatch between the way thatthe Windows 95 redirector accesses files and the way that core SMB serversexpect this access.

To work around this issue, use the Windows 3.x File Manager tool(Winfile.exe) to copy the file. This tool is in your Windows folder.

A supported fix for Windows 95 that corrects this problem is now availablefrom Microsoft, but has not been fully regression tested and should beapplied only to computers experiencing this specific problem. To resolvethis problem immediately, contact Microsoft Technical Support to obtainthe fix.

For a complete list of Microsoft Technical Support phone numbers andinformation on support costs, please go to the following address on theWorld Wide Web:

This fix for Windows 95 should have the following file attributes (orlater):
   File name     Version    Date      Time     Size   ---------------------------------------------------------   Kernel32.dll  4.00.950   8/28/95   9:50am   411,136 bytes   Shell32.dll   4.00.950   8/28/95   9:50am   817,664 bytes

This issue is not resolved in Microsoft Windows 98.
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Microsoft Windows 95 andWindows 98.
More information
For additional information about issues resolved by updates to thesecomponents, please see the following articles in the Microsoft KnowledgeBase:

ARTICLE-ID: 161100
TITLE : File May Be Truncated When Copied to a Full Network Drive

ARTICLE-ID: 150215
TITLE : Disabling Automatic Network Shortcut Resolution

ARTICLE-ID: 138014
TITLE : File May Be Truncated to Zero Bytes When Copied Onto Itself

ARTICLE-ID: 175086
TITLE : Regional Settings Specified in User Profile Are Not Applied

ARTICLE-ID: 148336
TITLE : Memory Leak in Windows 95 Kernel Using Windows Sockets
ARTICLE-ID: 160807
TITLE : Cannot Connect to Windows NT Server with Many Shares

ARTICLE-ID: 145935
TITLE : BUG: CopyFile Fails with Read-Only Files

For additional information about Windows 95 updates, please see thefollowing article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
ARTICLE-ID: 161020
TITLE : Implementing Windows 95 Updates
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Article ID: 136834 - Last Review: 11/03/2013 00:09:00 - Revision: 2.0

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