CIM_DataFile class returns an incorrect or null value for files that are larger than 2 GB in Windows 2000

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When you use Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI), instances of the CIM_DataFile class, for example CIM_LogicalFile, for files that are larger than 2 gigabytes (GB) return an incorrect or NULL value for the FileSize property.

Update information

A newer version of this hotfix is available. For more information about the newer hotfix, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
889405 The process that runs a WMI statement stops responding on a Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 or later-based computer
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DownloadDownload the Q820608_W2K_SP5_X86_EN.exe package now.

Release Date: October 13, 2005

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119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
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File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
   Date         Time   Version             Size  File name   ----------------------------------------------------------   08-May-2003  13:22  1.50.1085.107  1,089,637  Cimwin32.dll
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

Article ID: 820608 - Last Review: 10/26/2013 10:57:00 - Revision: 5.0

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

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