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Applications or services that rely on the Named Pipe File System may encounter latency or time-out issues when many connections are made to a named pipe in Windows Server 2008 or in Windows Vista SP1

Applications or services that rely on the Named Pipe File System (Npfs.sys) may encounter latency or time-out issues when many connections are made to a named pipe in Windows Server 2008 or in Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1).

For example, you may find that print jobs are handled slowly or that the jobs time out and fail on a Windows Server 2008-based print server.

There is a download that resolves this issue. See Hotfixes for details.
64-Bit Download: Contact Microsoft

For more information on this issue, including potential causes, workarounds, and resolutions, see: Microsoft KB Article KB954442.

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