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When you use a client computer to perform file operations such as saving or retrieving data on a Microsoft Windows 2000-based file server, an error message that is similar to the following is periodically logged in the System log:
Event Type: Error Event Source: Srv Event Category: None Event ID: 2006 User: N/A Computer: SERVERNAME Description: The server received an incorrectly formatted request from \\CLIENTNAME.
Additionally, the file server may disconnect the Server Message Block (SMB) session for the client computer that is specified in the error message.
A 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.
If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.
Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.
No prerequisites are required.
You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.
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 ----------------------------------------------------- 19-Sep-2005 15:27 5.0.2195.7071 239,088 Srv.sys
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For more information about other related issues, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
843515 Your network connection may be reset when you try to perform a file operation on a remote Windows Server 2003-based computer
For more information about standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates, 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