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File Check for Windows Server 2008 NTFS.sys hotfix

[This topic is intended to address a specific issue called out by the Exchange Server Analyzer Tool. You should apply it only to systems that have had the Exchange Server Analyzer Tool run against them and are experiencing that specific issue. The Exchange Server Analyzer Tool, available as a free download, remotely collects configuration data from each server in the topology and automatically analyzes the data. The resulting report details important configuration issues, potential problems, and nondefault product settings. By following these recommendations, you can achieve better performance, scalability, reliability, and uptime. For more information about the tool or to download the latest versions, see "Microsoft Exchange Analyzers" at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=34707.]  

Topic Last Modified: 2010-05-25

The Microsoft Exchange Best Practices Analyzer determines whether Exchange Server is installed on a Windows Server 2008-based computer. The Analyzer tool will then verify that the hotfix that is described in Knowledge Base article 974646 has been installed.

This hotfix resolves an issue in which a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 SP2 or Windows Vista SP2 stops responding when an application uses the NTFS sparse files. The Microsoft Search service (MSsearch) that is included with Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 uses sparse files. Therefore, this hotfix must be installed to avoid the issue.

noteNote:
This hotfix applies only to Windows Server 2008. Windows Server 2008 R2 contains this fix.

For more information about the hotfix, see Microsoft Knowledge Base article 974646, A computer that is running Windows Server 2008 SP2 or Windows Vista SP2 stops responding when an application uses the NTFS sparse files.

 
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