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When you change files in a non-virtual root (VROOT) directory, Internet Information Services (IIS) does not flush the cache. Therefore, client users who gain access to these pages do not see the changes.
This problem occurs because IIS directory monitors only VROOT directories (VROOTs that are defined in the IIS metabase). If a filter (URL_MAP filter) changes the physical path of a file to a path that is not defined in IIS as a VROOT path, the IIS code automatically tries to cache the file contents. Because IIS is not monitoring the file's new directory, if the file changes, IIS does not flush the cache to refresh the file.
Service Pack Information
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
260910 How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack
A supported fix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that is described in this article. Apply it only to computers that are experiencing this specific problem. This fix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, Microsoft recommends that you wait for the next Windows 2000 service pack that contains this hotfix.
To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the fix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services phone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
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