Programs that use the _read function to access very large files do not receive the correct data in Windows Server 2003
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When a program uses the _read function to access files that are larger than 4 gigabytes (GB), the program may not receive the correct data. The _read function is part of the Microsoft Visual C++ run-time library (Msvcrt.dll).
Hotfix informationA 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 this specific problem. 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.
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PrerequisitesNo prerequisites are required.
Restart requirementYou must restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement informationThis hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.
File informationThe 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.
Date Time Version Size File name Platform ---------------------------------------------------------------- 23-Mar-2004 18:36 7.0.3790.143 327,680 Msvcrt.dll x86 23-Mar-2004 10:31 7.0.3790.143 894,976 Msvcrt.dll IA-64 23-Mar-2004 09:36 7.0.3790.143 327,680 Wmsvcrt.dll IA-64
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section of this article.
For additional information about the new file naming schema for Microsoft Windows software update packages, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
816915 New file naming schema for Microsoft Windows software update packagesFor additional information about the terminology that is used in this article, 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
For a Windows 2000 version of this article, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
838751 Programs that use the _read function to access very large files do not receive the correct data in Windows 2000For more information about the _read function, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Article ID: 838752 - Last Review: 01/07/2015 19:34:15 - Revision: 5.12
Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Web Edition, Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86), Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86)
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