Microsoft KB Archive/253529

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Site Server Search SP3 Puts Temp Files in System32 Folder

Article ID: 253529

Article Last Modified on 9/23/2005


  • Microsoft Site Server 3.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Site Server 3.0 Commerce Edition

This article was previously published under Q253529


Site Server Search with Service Pack (SP) 3 places temporary files created during a crawl into the System32 folder, and not in the Temp folder that is specified in the Site Server Search Management Console, or in the Temp folder specified by the TEMP environment variable. Also, Search does not clean up the files.


This problem was introduced in SP3. It does not occur with SP2. During a crawl, Search generates temp files. The temp file filename generation code, however, ignores the temp directory settings, and places the files in the wrong folder. During cleanup, Search cleans up the correct Temp folder, thus leaving the files that were placed in the wrong folder.


To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Site Server version 3.0. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

219292 How to Obtain the Latest Site Server 3.0 Service Pack


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Site Server 3.0. This problem was first corrected in Site Server 3.0 Service Pack 4.

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