You may receive the following error message when you use the fsutil fsinfo ntfsinfo volume path command:
Error: Access is denied.
You may receive this error message when you use the fsutil fsinfo ntfsinfo volume path command and the following conditions are true:
You use the command to query volume information that is specific to the NTFS file system.
You are querying volume information on a volume that is mounted in an empty NTFS folder.
You use the name of the empty NTFS folder for the volume path.
The command works correctly when you use the drive letter as the volume path.
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The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later) 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.
Windows Server 2003, 32-bit editions
Date Time Version Size File name--------------------------------------------------------------04-Sep-2003 16:47 5.2.3790.82 63,488 Fsutil.exe
Windows Server 2003, 64-bit edition
Date Time Version Size File name Platform-----------------------------------------------------------------------04-Sep-2003 16:10 5.2.3790.82 135,680 Fsutil.exe IA-6404-Sep-2003 16:47 5.2.3790.82 63,488 Wfsutil.exe x86
To work around this problem, use the fsutil fsinfo ntfsinfo volume path command on the volume. Use the drive letter for the volume path instead of the name of the empty NTFS folder.
For example, type the following at the command prompt, and then press ENTER. Replace volume path with the drive letter of the volume:
fsutil fsinfo ntfsinfo volume path
Sometimes, a drive letter may not be assigned to the volume. To assign a drive letter to the volume, follow these steps:
In Disk Management, right-click the volume, and then click Change Drive Letter and Paths.
Click Add, and then click Assign the following drive letter.
Select the drive letter that you want to use, and then click OK two times.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For additional information, 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
Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Web Edition, Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86), Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86), Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise x64 Edition