Hi All
I am having a problem with some Win 2K systems (about 6% of them) where a microsoft hotfix will be applied then about 4-5 seconds later the event log reports that a certain file (mrxsmb.dll & KB885250 in this case) was overwritten and Windows file protection overwrites the new with the old and the system gets stuck in a constant state of reboot. You can get into safe mode, re install the patch and its then OK so I am confused.
Its not just this one patch thats a problem either.

The script is basically using microsofts Update.exe feature which should not invoke Windows File Protection and most of my systems are ok.

Does anyone have any idea why WFP would kick in at this time ?


Thanks !!! Sammi [sm=kiss.gif]
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Windows File Protection was not stable on Win2k in the early days and maybe you have pushed it over the edge? I have seen all sorts of wierness when you apply a series of hotfixes then run sfc /scannow. SP2 provided what seemed to be significant improvements in the handling of hotifxes but there might still be some wierdness on Win2K. I have no solid advice but maybe you should go to some systems that seem ok with the patches then run sfc /scannow to see if you get some random hotfix regression. Then at least you know that there is something wrong with Windows File Protection.


Make sure you check the System Eventlog for events from Windows File Protection.
Answered 06/03/2005 by: kkaminsk
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