Commenting Macintosh File Changes Date and Time Stamp

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SYMPTOMS
When a Macintosh user adds, deletes, or changes a comment on a file locatedon a computer running Windows NT Server 4.0 and running Services ForMacintosh, the date and time stamps on the file are changed as viewed byboth Macintosh and PC users. This is not correct behavior in a Macintoshenvironment. In this case, altering a comment does not constitute a changeto a file.
CAUSE
Services for Macintosh relies on NTFS, which is a different operation thanHFS uses by the Macintosh computer. Any change to a file will cause thedate and time stamps to be altered.
RESOLUTION
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows NT 4.0 or Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
152734 How to Obtain the Latest Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack

For your convenience, the English version of this post-SP3 hotfix has beenposted to the following Internet location. However, Microsoft recommendsthat you install Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 4 to correct this problem.

ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/bussys/winnt/winnt-public/fixes/usa/NT40/hotfixes-postSP3/sfm-fix/
STATUS
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Windows NT 4.0 and Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition. This problem was first corrected in Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 4.0 and Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition Service Pack 4.
MORE INFORMATION
For more information, please see the following articles in the MicrosoftKnowledge Base:

ARTICLE-ID: 166571
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ARTICLE-ID: 170956
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TITLE : Stop 0x0000000A w/ Services for Macintosh & McAfee Anti-Virus

ARTICLE-ID: 178364
TITLE : Macintosh Clients See Files on WinNT Server Constantly Moving

ARTICLE-ID: 180622
TITLE : STOP:0x0000001E with STATUS_INSUFFICIENT_RESOURCES in Sfmsrv.sys

ARTICLE-ID: 180716
TITLE : SFM Fails to Accept Associations with Two-Character Extensions

ARTICLE-ID: 180717
TITLE : SFM: File Date and Time Stamp Change with Get Info

ARTICLE-ID: 180718
TITLE : SFM: Disconnect Macintosh Clients before Dismounting Volume

ARTICLE-ID: 185722
TITLE : SFM Rebuilds Indexes upon Restarting of Windows NT
4.0 SFM
Properties

Article ID: 177644 - Last Review: 10/07/2013 16:11:46 - Revision: 2.2

Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition, Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition

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