FIX: The IBM Rational ClearCase remote view may cause file corruption in Visual Studio .NET 2003

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When you use IBM Rational ClearCase remote view to make a change to a file, you may experience a file corruption problem and you may receive the one of the following error messages in Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003:
Access Denied
The volume for a file has been externally altered so that the opened file is no longer valid. (Win32:ERROR_FILE_INVALID 1006, NTSTATUS:STATUS_FILE_INVALID 0xC0000098).


A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that this article describes. Apply it only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

To resolve this problem, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Note In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
   Date         Time      Version      Size       File name
   24-July-2004 04:16:10  7.10.4206.0  3,788,800  Msenv.dll
   24-July-2004 04:27:27  7.10.4206.0    602,624  VCProject.dll
   24-July-2004 04:28:35  7.10.4206.0  1,836,032  VCProjectEngine.dll


For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
When you experience this problem, you can edit and save the file successfully. But when you reopen the file, you will find that the file is no longer valid. You may see additions to the file, deleted data that is still present, or data missing from the end of file. You will not experience this problem if you make a change to the files locally.

For additional information about ClearCase, visit the following Web site:
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Article ID: 875516 - Last Review: January 17, 2015 - Revision: 4.1
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