File corruption occurs under a stress situation when the CopyFileEx function is used to copy a file between two computers that are running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista

Consider the following scenario:
  • You have two computers that are running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista.
  • An application or service uses the CopyFileEx function to copy files from one computer to the other computer.
  • Server Message Block (SMB) 2.0 compounded requests are used to copy files.
  • IP version 6 (IPv6) addresses are used during the file copying process.
In this scenario, under a stress situation, file corruption may occur while copying files.
This problem occurs because up to 7 extract NULL bytes are incorrectly written to the end of the file by the SMB redirector module.

Note The value of a NULL byte is 0x00.
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 the problem described in this article. 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.


To apply this hotfix, the computer must be running one of the following operating systems:
  • Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1)
  • Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2)
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2)

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfix.

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.

For all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and of Windows Vista
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and of Windows Vista
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
For all supported Itanium-based versions of Windows Server 2008
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
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

Additional file information for Windows Server 2008 and for Windows Vista

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and of Windows Vista

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Package_for_kb975815_client_1~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~ Applicable1,36719-Sep-200906:47Not Applicable
Package_for_kb975815_client_2~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~ Applicable1,69419-Sep-200906:47Not Applicable
Package_for_kb975815_client~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~ Applicable1,71319-Sep-200906:47Not Applicable
Package_for_kb975815_sc_0~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~ Applicable1,42119-Sep-200906:47Not Applicable
Package_for_kb975815_sc_1~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~ Applicable1,69019-Sep-200906:47Not Applicable
Package_for_kb975815_sc~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~ Applicable1,70119-Sep-200906:47Not Applicable
Package_for_kb975815_server_0~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~ Applicable1,42519-Sep-200906:47Not Applicable
Package_for_kb975815_server_1~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~ Applicable1,69419-Sep-200906:47Not Applicable
Package_for_kb975815_server~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~ Applicable1,71319-Sep-200906:47Not Applicable
Package_for_kb975815_winpesrv_0~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~ Applicable1,42219-Sep-200906:47Not Applicable
Package_for_kb975815_winpesrv~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~ Applicable1,43019-Sep-200906:47Not Applicable
X86_microsoft-windows-smb20-minirdr_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22527_none_8b55fc2ca2ed5e9f.manifestNot Applicable6,96019-Sep-200901:01Not Applicable
X86_microsoft-windows-smb20-minirdr_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22229_none_8d3e6ea8a011e671.manifestNot Applicable6,96018-Sep-200914:25Not Applicable

Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and of Windows Vista

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Ia64_microsoft-windows-smb20-minirdr_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22527_none_8b57a022a2eb679b.manifestNot Applicable6,96619-Sep-200900:29Not Applicable
Ia64_microsoft-windows-smb20-minirdr_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22229_none_8d40129ea00fef6d.manifestNot Applicable6,96618-Sep-200913:35Not Applicable
Package_for_kb975815_sc_0~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~ Applicable1,42519-Sep-200906:47Not Applicable
Package_for_kb975815_sc_1~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~ Applicable1,53019-Sep-200906:47Not Applicable
Package_for_kb975815_sc~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~ Applicable1,70619-Sep-200906:47Not Applicable
Package_for_kb975815_server_0~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~ Applicable1,42919-Sep-200906:47Not Applicable
Package_for_kb975815_server_1~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~ Applicable1,53319-Sep-200906:47Not Applicable
Package_for_kb975815_server~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~ Applicable1,71819-Sep-200906:47Not Applicable
Package_for_kb975815_winpesrv_0~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~ Applicable1,42619-Sep-200906:47Not Applicable
Package_for_kb975815_winpesrv~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~ Applicable1,43419-Sep-200906:47Not Applicable

Additional files for all supported Itanium-based versions of Windows Server 2008

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Amd64_microsoft-windows-smb20-minirdr_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22527_none_e77497b05b4acfd5.manifestNot Applicable6,97219-Sep-200901:59Not Applicable
Amd64_microsoft-windows-smb20-minirdr_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22229_none_e95d0a2c586f57a7.manifestNot Applicable6,97218-Sep-200913:58Not Applicable
Package_for_kb975815_client_1~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~ Applicable1,37519-Sep-200906:47Not Applicable
Package_for_kb975815_client_2~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~ Applicable1,70619-Sep-200906:47Not Applicable
Package_for_kb975815_client~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~ Applicable1,72319-Sep-200906:47Not Applicable
Package_for_kb975815_sc_0~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~ Applicable1,42919-Sep-200906:47Not Applicable
Package_for_kb975815_sc_1~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~ Applicable1,70219-Sep-200906:47Not Applicable
Package_for_kb975815_sc~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~ Applicable1,71119-Sep-200906:47Not Applicable
Package_for_kb975815_server_0~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~ Applicable1,43319-Sep-200906:47Not Applicable
Package_for_kb975815_server_1~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~ Applicable1,70619-Sep-200906:47Not Applicable
Package_for_kb975815_server~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~ Applicable1,72319-Sep-200906:47Not Applicable
Package_for_kb975815_winpesrv_0~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~ Applicable1,43019-Sep-200906:47Not Applicable
Package_for_kb975815_winpesrv~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~ Applicable1,43819-Sep-200906:47Not Applicable
For more information about the SMB 2.0 compounding request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:For more information about the CopyFileEx function, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

Article ID: 975815 - Last Review: 10/19/2009 06:02:35 - Revision: 1.0

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