Basic information
Release type: Hot Fix
Release date: 2009-08-27
OS update support: None
Technote: 327342 - Drive Letters are automatically assigned to volumes when using Storage Foundation for Windows (SFW) 5.1 on Microsoft Windows Server 2008.
Documentation: None
Popularity: 752 viewed    82 downloaded
Download size: 2.59 MB
Checksum: 1674555949

 Applies to one or more of the following products:
Storage Foundation 5.1 On Windows 32-bit
Storage Foundation 5.1 On Windows IA64
Storage Foundation 5.1 On Windows x64
Storage Foundation HA 5.1 On Windows 32-bit
Storage Foundation HA 5.1 On Windows IA64
Storage Foundation HA 5.1 On Windows x64

 Obsolete patches, incompatibilities, superseded patches, or other requirements:

 Fixes the following incidents:

 Patch ID:

Readme file
Date: 2009-05-01
OS: Windows
OS Version: Windows 2008
Packages: vxvm.dll, vdsprov.dll
Etrack Incidents: 1589012
Errors/Problems Fixed: VSS Volume Snapshots are being mounted at time of snapshot.
Fixes Applied for Products: SFW
Install/Uninstall Instructions: This package contains the following 
self-extracting files. Each file is the hotfix for a specific processor 
architecture and operating system version. Choose the appropriate file 
for your computer's configuration.

Operating System		Platform	File Name
Microsoft Windows Server 2008	IA64		Private_5_1_00024_399_1589012_w2k8_ia64.exe
Microsoft Windows Server 2008	x64		Private_5_1_00024_399_1589012_w2k8_x64.exe
Microsoft Windows Server 2008	x86		Private_5_1_00024_399_1589012_w2k8_x86.exe

Extract the hotfix

The hotfix can be extracted from a file in one of two ways:

* Method 1
  Double-click the hotfix. The hotfix will be extracted and the install 
  wizard will automatically start and guide you through the installation 
  after the extraction has completed.

* Method 2
  Save your selected file to a local folder and then extract the hotfix 
  with the /x option.  For example, enter the command in the c:\tmp 

  c:\tmp>Private_5_1_00024_399_1589012_w2k8_x64.exe /x
Hotfix files will be extracted to "Private_5_1_00024_399_1589012" folder at:

on 32-bit system: "%CommonProgramFiles%\Veritas Shared\WxRTPrivates"
on 64-bit system: "%CommonProgramFiles(x86)%\Veritas Shared\WxRTPrivates"

Install the hotfix

Refer to README.RTF file in "Private_5_1_00024_399_1589012" folder for details on
installation options for the hotfix.

Additional Notes: 
* This patch address the issue reported originally via Etrack 130068. It applies 
to any NBU installation with SFW 5.1 on Windows 2008.
* Please note that this patch name has been corrected. Its old name was 
"sfw-win-Private_5_1_00024_399_1589012" and we removed the term "Private" as 
this was misleading.
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