Error message when you try to perform a GET operation by using the Ftp.exe program on a Windows Server 2003 SP1-based computer: "GetTempFileName calloc:I/O Error"

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.

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SYMPTOMS
On a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1)-based computer, you use the Ftp.exe program to connect to a remote FTP server. However, when you try to perform a GET operation, you receive the following error message:
GetTempFileName calloc:I/O Error
CAUSE
When Windows Server 2003 SP1 is installed, the Ftp.exe program writes a temporary file to the current working directory. However, if you do not have sufficient permissions to write to this directory, you receive the error message that is mentioned in the "Symptoms" section.
RESOLUTION

Service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2003. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
889100 How to obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2003

Hotfix information

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. 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.

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, contact 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.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must have Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1) installed on the computer. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
889100 How to obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2003

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

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 item in Control Panel.
Windows Server 2003, x86-based versions
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Ftp.exe5.2.3790.274146,08006-Jul-200609:41x86
Windows Server 2003, Itanium-based versions
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Ftp.exe5.2.3790.2741117,24805-Jul-200623:12IA-64SP1SP1QFE
Wftp.exe5.2.3790.274146,08005-Jul-200623:12x86SP1WOW
Windows Server 2003, x64-based versions
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Ftp.exe5.2.3790.274165,53605-Jul-200623:13x64SP1SP1QFE
Wftp.exe5.2.3790.274146,08005-Jul-200623:13x86SP1WOW
STATUS
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section. This problem was first corrected in Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2.
MORE INFORMATION
For more 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
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Article ID: 921338 - Last Review: 12/09/2015 06:10:48 - Revision: 3.0

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1, Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard x64 Edition, Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise x64 Edition

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