When you copy a file to a folder on a Web Distributed
Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV) server, the current time and date are incorrectly displayed as the file's last-modified time and date.
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
The hotfix for this problem is scheduled to be included with
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2).
Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2)
A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.
If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix. Note
If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site: Note
The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.
Because of file dependencies, this hotfix requires Microsoft
Windows XP SP2.
You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.
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
tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
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|File name||File version||File
has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed
in the "Applies to" section.
When you copy a file to a WebDAV server by using the Windows XP WebClient, this process involves two internal steps:
- WebClient copies an empty file (0 bytes) and then sets the file
- WebClient copies the file contents
and then sets the file attributes.
- If you copy an empty file to a WebDAV server, WebClient performs only step 1. Therefore, the time stamp is correct in this situation.
- The Microsoft Data Access Internet Publishing Provider DAV client does not support DAV attributes.
This problem occurs only in the following installations:
- Windows Server 2003
- Windows Server 2003 SP1
- Windows XP SP2
- Windows XP SP1 with the hotfix from the following Microsoft
Knowledge Base article installed:
Last Modified time value is not updated correctly when you modify any file on a WebDAV share
For more information, click the
following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
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