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This article describes the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 issue that is fixed in the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package that is dated February 22, 2008.
This article describes the following items about the hotfix package:
The issues that the hotfix package fixes.
The prerequisites for installing the hotfix package.
Whether you must restart the computer after you install the hotfix package.
Whether the hotfix package is replaced by any other hotfix package.
Whether you must make any registry changes.
The files that the hotfix package contains.
Issues that the hotfix package fixes
This hotfix package fixes the following issues:
Consider the following scenario. You create a team site in Windows SharePoint Service 3.0. Some characters in the path of the site contain accents. For example, the path contains the é character. Additionally, you upload a file to the team site. Then, you use the E-mail a Link feature in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 to send the file to a recipient. The E-mail a Link feature generates a link in a new e-mail message in Microsoft Office Outlook. In this scenario, when you click the link in the message, the link does not work.
In the Norwegian version of Windows SharePoint Service 3.0, you have a folder in a document library that contains one of the Norwegian characters. For example, the folder contains æ, ø, or å. In this scenario, the Send To link for the documents in the folder is broken.
In the English version of Windows SharePoint Service 3.0 that has Japanese language pack installed, you have a document in a document library that contains Japanese characters. In this scenario, the Send To link for the document is broken.
In the Hebrew version of Windows SharePoint Service 3.0 that has no language pack installed, you have a document in a document library that contains Hebrew characters. In this scenario, the Send To link for the document is broken.
Assume that you use Word 2003 to create and save a document that has custom content type to a SharePoint document library in the French version of Windows SharePoint Service 3.0. In this case, the content type gets stored as a folder instead of as the content type that was assigned.
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.
There are no prerequisites for installing this hotfix.
You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix is not replaced by any later hotfix.
To use one of the hotfixes in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.
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 SharePoint Services 3.0, x64-based versions