Some files are missing on a Windows Server 2003 R2-based computer after a DFSR replication

Symptoms

On a Windows Server 2003 R2-based computer that has Distributed File System Replication (DFSR) installed, some files are missing after a DFSR replication. Additional investigation indicates that these files are locked during the DFSR replication process.

For example, an executable file is running during a DFSR replication, and this file has to be updated. In this situation, you will find that the executable file is missing after the executable file is closed. Additionally, the following event is added in the DFS Replication event log: Note You can obtain the name of the missing file from this event.

Resolution

Hotfix information for Windows Server 2003

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:

http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=supportNote 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, the computer must run Windows Server 2003 R2 or Windows Server 2003 R2 Service Pack 2 (SP2).

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

Registry information

To use this hotfix, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

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 R2, x86-based version

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

SP requirement

W03a2409.dll

5.2.3790.3312

40,960

23-Mar-2009

15:44

x86

SP1

Dfsr.exe

5.2.3790.3312

1,702,400

23-Mar-2009

16:10

x86

SP1

Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2, x86-based version

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

SP requirement

W03a3409.dll

5.2.3790.4481

26,112

23-Mar-2009

11:02

x86

SP2

Dfsr.exe

5.2.3790.4481

1,702,400

23-Mar-2009

11:08

x86

SP2

Windows Server 2003 R2, x64-based version

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

SP requirement

Service branch

Dfsr.exe

5.2.3790.3312

3,590,144

23-Mar-2009

05:14

x64

SP1

Not Applicable

W03a2409.dll

5.2.3790.3312

41,472

23-Mar-2009

05:14

x64

SP1

Not Applicable

Ww03a2409.dll

5.2.3790.3312

40,960

23-Mar-2009

05:14

x86

SP1

WOW

Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2, x64-based version

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

SP requirement

Service branch

Dfsr.exe

5.2.3790.4481

3,590,144

23-Mar-2009

05:21

x64

SP2

Not Applicable

W03a3409.dll

5.2.3790.4481

26,624

23-Mar-2009

05:21

x64

SP2

Not Applicable

Ww03a3409.dll

5.2.3790.4481

26,112

23-Mar-2009

05:21

x86

SP2

WOW

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

More Information

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

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