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FIX: You cannot use the Response.TransmitFile method to transfer a file from a Windows Server 2003 SP 1-based computer to a client computer

Support for Windows Server 2003 ended on July 14, 2015

Microsoft ended support for Windows Server 2003 on July 14, 2015. This change has affected your software updates and security options. Learn what this means for you and how to stay protected.

SYMPTOMS
On a computer that is running Microsoft Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1 (SP1), when you use the Response.TransmitFile method to transfer a file to a client computer, the file transfer either does not start or does not succeed.
CAUSE
When you use the Response.TransmitFile method to transfer a file to a client computer, the Response.TransmitFile method creates a file handle and sends it to the Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) Web site. If Microsoft ASP.NET closes the file handle too soon after the Response.TransmitFile method sends the file handle to the IIS Web site, the file transfer either does not start or does not succeed.
RESOLUTION
This issue has been corrected in the following hotfix package:
888420 You receive an "OverflowException" error message when you specify a Content-Length HTTP header that is larger than 2 GB in the .NET Framework 1.1
STATUS
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
Properties

Article ID: 902780 - Last Review: 08/19/2005 19:02:14 - Revision: 1.2

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1
  • kbtshoot kbprb KB902780
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