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SignTool does not sign an AppX application package that is larger than 4 GB in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

SYMPTOMS
Assume that you try to use the SignTool command-line tool to sign an AppX application package on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2. However, if the AppX application package is larger than 4 gigabytes (GB), the signing operation fails. Additionally, you receive an error message that resembles the following:
SignTool Error: ISignedCode:: Sign returned error: 0x80030001
SignTool Error: An error occurred while attempting to sign: path\filename
CAUSE
This issue occurs because the SignTool command-line tool uses the CFileStream class to implement the IStream interface for file handling. However, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 currently limit the maximum size of a file stream to 4 GB.
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 website: 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, you must be running one of the following operating systems:
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
For more information about how to obtain a Windows 7 or 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 use the hotfix in this package, 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 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 file information notes
  • 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 0.21xxxWindows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2RTMLDR
    6.1.760 1.21xxxWindows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2SP1LDR
  • 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 R2 and for Windows 7" section. MUM and 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 x86-based versions of Windows 7
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Shlwapi.dll6.1.7600.21085350,20805-Nov-201104:36x86
Shlwapi.dll6.1.7601.21855350,20805-Nov-201104:31x86
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 and of Windows Server 2008 R2
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Shlwapi.dll6.1.7600.21085449,53605-Nov-201105:31x64
Shlwapi.dll6.1.7601.21855449,02405-Nov-201105:36x64
Shlwapi.dll6.1.7600.21085350,20805-Nov-201104:36x86
Shlwapi.dll6.1.7601.21855350,20805-Nov-201104:31x86
For all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Shlwapi.dll6.1.7600.21085864,76805-Nov-201104:21IA-64
Shlwapi.dll6.1.7601.21855864,76805-Nov-201104:28IA-64
Shlwapi.dll6.1.7600.21085350,20805-Nov-201104:36x86
Shlwapi.dll6.1.7601.21855350,20805-Nov-201104:31x86
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 the SignTool tool, visit the following Microsoft website:For more information about cryptography tools, visit the following Microsoft website:For more information about the IStream interface, visit the following Microsoft 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

Additional file information

Additional file information for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows 7
File nameX86_1396fbd84aee36fd18969ea3b1fab815_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21855_none_3b1c4b27d1009f70.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size695
Date (UTC)05-Nov-2011
Time (UTC)10:58
File nameX86_b52d67dc80a0a94842341fe06875d67a_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21085_none_63e862d047e68b00.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size695
Date (UTC)05-Nov-2011
Time (UTC)10:58
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-shlwapi_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21085_none_fa3986931f20458a.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size2,718
Date (UTC)05-Nov-2011
Time (UTC)05:06
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-shlwapi_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21855_none_fc407d211c2e2788.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size2,718
Date (UTC)05-Nov-2011
Time (UTC)05:00
Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 and of Windows Server 2008 R2
File nameAmd64_1396fbd84aee36fd18969ea3b1fab815_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21855_none_973ae6ab895e10a6.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size697
Date (UTC)05-Nov-2011
Time (UTC)10:58
File nameAmd64_76ae8fce394e349cc8e73a18a7974831_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21085_none_445a4562ea313d36.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,038
Date (UTC)05-Nov-2011
Time (UTC)10:58
File nameAmd64_88d7bab69846e307ff0066582a7f5062_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21855_none_3df01f2f9f68e987.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,038
Date (UTC)05-Nov-2011
Time (UTC)10:58
File nameAmd64_b52d67dc80a0a94842341fe06875d67a_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21085_none_c006fe540043fc36.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size697
Date (UTC)05-Nov-2011
Time (UTC)10:58
File nameAmd64_b628fe25bab097c3bcb9e4633d98b58e_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21855_none_aef2a3fd909f3d14.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size699
Date (UTC)05-Nov-2011
Time (UTC)10:58
File nameAmd64_cae8e6dcfa9fa719db3f4c3322b90caa_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21085_none_cdf4d2933b9c59f8.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size699
Date (UTC)05-Nov-2011
Time (UTC)10:58
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-shlwapi_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21085_none_56582216d77db6c0.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size2,722
Date (UTC)05-Nov-2011
Time (UTC)05:57
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-shlwapi_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21855_none_585f18a4d48b98be.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size2,722
Date (UTC)05-Nov-2011
Time (UTC)06:11
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-shlwapi_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21085_none_fa3986931f20458a.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size2,718
Date (UTC)05-Nov-2011
Time (UTC)05:06
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-shlwapi_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21855_none_fc407d211c2e2788.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size2,718
Date (UTC)05-Nov-2011
Time (UTC)05:00
Additional files for all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2
File nameIa64_ba6e5fc8cd9379a0b503ae45e1939990_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21855_none_571fac9821d1eeeb.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,036
Date (UTC)05-Nov-2011
Time (UTC)10:58
File nameIa64_ef00ec26710495dab358665809708758_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21085_none_59b7847bdde24a72.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,036
Date (UTC)05-Nov-2011
Time (UTC)10:58
File nameIa64_microsoft-windows-shlwapi_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21085_none_fa3b2a891f1e4e86.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size2,720
Date (UTC)05-Nov-2011
Time (UTC)05:54
File nameIa64_microsoft-windows-shlwapi_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21855_none_fc4221171c2c3084.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size2,720
Date (UTC)05-Nov-2011
Time (UTC)05:49
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-shlwapi_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21085_none_fa3986931f20458a.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size2,718
Date (UTC)05-Nov-2011
Time (UTC)05:06
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-shlwapi_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21855_none_fc407d211c2e2788.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size2,718
Date (UTC)05-Nov-2011
Time (UTC)05:00
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Article ID: 2641618 - Last Review: 12/14/2011 22:49:00 - Revision: 1.0

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