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ITsVISTA KB-Link: KB2694911

When working in Windows, you may revive the following error

Windows Explorer has stopped working. Windows is restarting

Additionally, you may notice the screen flicker just before or after the error message appears.

ITsVISTA KB-Link: KB2655348

This article describes about how to make Windows play an alert each time you press the Caps Lock, Num Lock, or Scroll Lock keys. These alerts can help prevent the frustration of inadvertently pressing a key and not realizing it.

ITsVISTA KB-Link: KB2680245

When attempt to launch Windows Firewall, you may get the following error:

0×80320009

ITsVISTA KB-Link: KB2663817

This article helps to determine if your current Windows account is a configured as a Standard user, or as an Administrator account.

ITsVISTA KB-Link: KB2664446

Assume that you use the Security Configuration Wizard (SCW) to configure services on a computer that is running one of the following operating systems:

  • Windows Vista
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Server 2008 R2

However, if the SCW encounters an “Access denied” error when it configures a service, the SCW does not configure the remaining services.

When this issue occurs, the services are left in an inconsistent state.

ITsVISTA KB-Link: KB2617058

Consider the following scenario:

  • You have a computer that is running one of the following operating systems:
    • Windows Vista
    • Windows Server 2008
    • Windows 7
    • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • You configure the value of the MoveSecurityAttributes registry subkey to 0 on the computer.
    Note: You can configure the MoveSecurityAttributes registry subkey in the following location:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MoveSecurityAttributes

  • You move a folder from one location into a folder in another location on the same NTFS volume.

In this scenario, the folder and all files in it may contain some Access Control Entries (ACEs) associated with the previous location. After you perform the previous steps, the expected result is that the folder and all files in it only contain the ACEs associated with the new location. This behavior is known as “Copy File Semantics” and is enabled in Windows Server 2003 by using the previously mentioned registry subkey.

ITsVISTA KB-Link: KB2673320

Consider the following scenario:

  • You install hotfix 980382 on a computer that is running Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2) or Windows Server 2008 SP2.
  • You have a file in a directory, and the file’s short name comes before the file’s long name.
  • You try to perform a file operation on the directory.

In this scenario, the computer stops responding. For example, you have a directory that contains a file. The file’s long name is “aaaaaaaaaaa”, and the file’s short name is “aaaaaa~1″. In this scenario, when you perform a file operation on the directory, such as copy the directory to another location, the computer stops responding.

Note: This issue causes an infinite loop in Ntfs!NtfsGetNextScb.

ITsVISTA KB-Link: KB2673371

Consider the following scenario:

  • You enable the following Group Policy settings on a computer that is running Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2) or Windows Server 2008 SP2:

    Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Event Log Service\Security\Backup log automatically when full
    Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\Security Options\Audit: Shut down system immediately if unable to log

  • You enable the Archive the log when full, do not overwrite events option in the Security log.
  • The Security log reaches its maximum log size.

In this scenario, the computer crashes. Additionally, you receive the following Stop error message:

0xc0000244 – {Audit Failed}
An attempt to generate a security audit failed.

Note: The expected behavior is that the computer backs up the Security log when the log reaches its maximum size, and the computer does not crash.

ITsVISTA KB-Link: KB2644882

Consider the following scenario:

  • You set a permission on a parent directory on a computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008.
  • You configure a subdirectory to inherit permissions from the parent directory.
  • You copy the subdirectory to a target directory by using the Robocopy command together with the /Mir /SEC switch.

In this scenario, the subdirectory unexpectedly inherits permissions from the target directory. You expect the subdirectory to still inherit permissions from the parent directory.

ITsVISTA KB-Link: KB2675625

A hotfix is available for the following two issues.

Issue 1
Assume Assume that you try to use a Universal Naming Convention (UNC) path to access a network file system (NFS) share from a computer that is running one of the following operating systems:

  • Windows Vista
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Server 2008 R2

The NFS share is hosted on a UNIX-based NFS server. In this situation, you cannot access the NFS share. Additionally, you receive the following error message:

Network error

Issue 2
Assume that you use a UNC path to access an NFS share from a computer that is running one of the following operating systems:

  • Windows Vista
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Server 2008 R2.

The NFS share is hosted on a UNIX-based NFS server. However, when you try to save some files to the NFS share by using an application such as Notepad or Wordpad, you receive the following error message:

Filename not valid