Windows Installer Allows Files To Be Written to NTFS Protected Directories

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When you install a setup package that is designed for use with the Microsoft Windows Installer service, a file may be written to a NTFS file system (NTFS) protected directory by a user who does not have sufficient permission to access the NTFS protected directory. More specifically, an existing file is not overwritten. However, a new file may be copied into an existing NTFS protected directory.
This is due to a bug in the Windows Installer engine.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
260910 How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack
The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
   Date         Version        Size               File name   --------------------------------------------------------   12/19/2000   1.11.2405.0    1,767,184 bytes    msi.dll				
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in %1. This problem was first corrected in Windows 2000 Service Pack 2.
For additional information about how to install Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 hotfixes at the same time, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
249149 Installing Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 Hotfixes

Article ID: 281492 - Last Review: 10/21/2013 04:37:46 - Revision: 3.1

Microsoft Windows 2000 Server, Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition

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