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Microsoft KB Archive/172930

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Removal of "Bypass Traverse Checking" Causes File Copy to Drop Streams

Article ID: 172930

Article Last Modified on 11/1/2006


  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q172930


Files contained in Macintosh volumes contain streams (special data content) that include data fork information. Files that do not contain stream information appear to Macintosh clients as text-only files. The reported problem occurs after copying a file from one directory to another. The copy operation could be performed from the computer running Windows NT Server or by a Macintosh client; it made no difference. After the copy operation, the target file stream was lost and the file appeared to Macintosh clients as a text-only file.

This copy problem occurs on PDC or BDC servers, but not on a member server. It also occurs when the Domain User Rights for "Bypass Traverse Checking" (the default is Everyone) has been modified so no users are granted this right for the Domain.


NTFS was making a check that precluded the copying of the streams in the case where "Bypass Traverse Checking" was removed from user rights.


To work around this problem, restore the Domain User Right: Bypass Traverse Checking to Everyone.

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows NT 4.0 or Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

152734 How to Obtain the Latest Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Windows NT 4.0 and Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition. This problem was first corrected in Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 4.0 and Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition Service Pack 4.

Additional query words: Mac Services SFM macfile Mac client

Keywords: kbhotfixserver kbqfe kbbug kbenv kbfix kbnetwork KB172930