A Windows Server 2008-based computer that is connected to a storage device over MPIO paths does not restart if the storage device is a boot device, or you lose access to the device if the device is a data volume
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One or more drivers may be incompatible. The driver listed below might be incompatible with Vista Service Pack 2. Check to see if a solution is available, and then restart the installation after the problem is resolved. MSDSM – Please read Microsoft Knowledge Base article 967752.
If you continue to receive the error message during SP2 installation, uninstall the August 2009 Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 Application Compatibility Update, and then install Windows Vista Service Pack 2.
To uninstall the August 2009 Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 Application Compatibility Update (KB972036), follow these steps:
Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
Click Uninstall a program under the Programs section.
In the Tasks list in the left navigation area, click View installed updates.
Click Update for Microsoft Windows (KB972036), and then click Uninstall.
Note You may have to click View installed updates from the task pane to see the installed updates.
Exit Programs and Features, and then install Windows Vista Service Pack 2.
Consider the following scenario:
You are running a Windows Server 2008-based computer that is connected to a storage device over some Microsoft Multipath I/O (MPIO) paths.
A Microsoft MPIO Device Specific Module is enabled for these MPIO paths.
The storage device is configured as an iSCSI boot device or a Storage Area Network (SAN) boot device.
You install and then uninstall Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2.
You have installed hotfix 957316 on the Windows Server 2008-based computer.
In this scenario, the computer does not restart if the storage device is a boot device, or you lose access to the device if the device is a data volume.
Note For more information about hotfix 957316, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
957316 Disk I/O errors occur after you restore a failed MPIO path on a Windows Server 2008-based computer
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322756 How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
To avoid this problem, install hotfix 967752 before you install Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2.
If you have installed Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 and then you uninstalled the service pack or if you have not installed Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2, follow these steps:
For the Data Volume
Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
In Registry Editor, locate the following registry subkey:
For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.
Important Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, only one of these products may be listed on the “Hotfix Request” page. To request the hotfix package that applies to both Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, just select the product that is listed on the page.
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 item in Control Panel.
Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 file information notes
The files that apply to a specific product, milestone (RTM, SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table.
Windows Vista SP1 and Windows Server 2008 SP1
Windows Vista SP1 and Windows Server 2008 SP1
Service Pack 1 is integrated into Windows Server 2008.
The .manifest files and the .mum files that are installed in each environment are listed separately in the "Additional file information for Windows Server 2008 and for Windows Vista" section. These files and their associated .cat (security catalog) files are critical to maintaining the state of the updated component. The .cat files are signed with a Microsoft digital signature. The attributes of these security files are not listed.
For all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008
For all supported Itanium-based versions of Windows Server 2008
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For more information about software update terminology, 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
Additional file information for Windows Server 2008
Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008