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"Invalid device" error when you try to rename a file on a Network File System client that is running Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, or Windows Server 2012 R2 [MS]

Symptoms

Consider the following scenario:

  • You have a Network File System (NFS) client that is running Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, or Windows Server 2012 R2.

  • You access a file share and then try to rename a file.


In this scenario, the file is not renamed, and you receive the following error message:

Invalid device


Resolution

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft Support. 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 the problem described in this article. 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, go to the following Microsoft website:

http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=supportNote 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.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for installing this hotfix in Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012.

To apply this update in Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2, you must first have update 2919355 installed.

Restart requirement

You may have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any previously released hotfix.

The English (United States) version of this hotfix installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.

Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 file information and notesImportant Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, only "Windows 8" is listed on the Hotfix Request page. To request the hotfix package that applies to one or both operating systems, select the hotfix that is listed under "Windows 8" on the page. Always refer to the "Applies To" section in articles to determine the actual operating system that each hotfix applies to.

  • The files that apply to a specific product, milestone (RTM,SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table.

    Version

    Product

    Milestone

    Service branch

    6.2.920 0.16 xxx

    Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012

    RTM

    GDR

    6.2.920 0.21 xxx

    Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012

    RTM

    LDR

  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed separately in the "Additional file information for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012" section. MUM and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are extremely important to maintain the state of the updated components. The security catalog files, for which the attributes are not listed, are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.

For all supported x86-based versions of Windows 8

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Nfs-clientcore-ppdlic.xrm-ms

Not Applicable

2,893

19-Dec-2014

00:22

Not Applicable

Nfsclnt.exe

6.2.9200.16384

83,968

26-Jul-2012

03:20

x86

Nfsnp.dll

6.2.9200.16384

81,408

26-Jul-2012

03:19

x86

Nfsrdr.mof

Not Applicable

4,490

02-Jun-2012

14:44

Not Applicable

Nfsrdr.sys

6.2.9200.21336

210,432

18-Dec-2014

23:22

x86

For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Nfs-clientcore-ppdlic.xrm-ms

Not Applicable

2,893

19-Dec-2014

02:08

Not Applicable

Nfsclnt.exe

6.2.9200.16384

101,376

26-Jul-2012

03:08

x64

Nfsnp.dll

6.2.9200.16384

95,744

26-Jul-2012

03:06

x64

Nfsrdr.mof

Not Applicable

4,490

02-Jun-2012

14:44

Not Applicable

Nfsrdr.sys

6.2.9200.21336

262,656

18-Dec-2014

23:22

x64

Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 file information and notesImportant Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, only "Windows 8.1" is listed on the Hotfix Request page. To request the hotfix package that applies to one or both operating systems, select the hotfix that is listed under "Windows 8.1" on the page. Always refer to the "Applies To" section in articles to determine the actual operating system that each hotfix applies to.

  • The files that apply to a specific product, milestone (RTM,SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table.

    Version

    Product

    Milestone

    Service branch

    6.3.960 0.17 xxx

    Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2

    RTM

    GDR

  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed separately in the "Additional file information for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2" section. MUM and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are extremely important to maintain the state of the updated components. The security catalog files, for which the attributes are not listed, are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.

For all supported x86-based versions of Windows 8.1

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Nfs-clientcore-ppdlic.xrm-ms

Not applicable

2,893

08-Jan-2015

00:21

Not applicable

Nfsclnt.exe

6.3.9600.17627

84,992

07-Jan-2015

03:41

x86

Nfsnp.dll

6.3.9600.17627

81,920

07-Jan-2015

03:41

x86

Nfsrdr.mof

Not applicable

4,490

18-Jun-2013

12:53

Not applicable

Nfsrdr.sys

6.3.9600.17627

210,944

07-Jan-2015

03:50

x86

For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Nfs-clientcore-ppdlic.xrm-ms

Not applicable

2,893

08-Jan-2015

00:48

Not applicable

Nfsclnt.exe

6.3.9600.17627

100,864

07-Jan-2015

05:03

x64

Nfsnp.dll

6.3.9600.17627

96,768

07-Jan-2015

05:03

x64

Nfsrdr.mof

Not applicable

4,490

18-Jun-2013

15:17

Not applicable

Nfsrdr.sys

6.3.9600.17627

261,120

07-Jan-2015

05:14

x64

Additional file information for Windows 8 and for Windows Server 2012

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows 8

File name

Package_1_for_kb3025097~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.2.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,833

Date (UTC)

19-Dec-2014

Time (UTC)

07:50

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Package_2_for_kb3025097~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.2.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

2,046

Date (UTC)

19-Dec-2014

Time (UTC)

07:50

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Package_for_kb3025097_rtm~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.2.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,956

Date (UTC)

19-Dec-2014

Time (UTC)

07:50

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

X86_4f0b932836c8a9ad055182aa0e7d4a36_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.21336_none_bbba008c1ef37d07.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

702

Date (UTC)

19-Dec-2014

Time (UTC)

07:50

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-nfs-clientcore_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.21336_none_aa4f1ce32cee3e22.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

28,372

Date (UTC)

19-Dec-2014

Time (UTC)

07:53

Platform

Not Applicable

Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012

File name

Amd64_6da559f7aac370fcdaa784aa258f23c6_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.21336_none_f6efb363120a1434.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

706

Date (UTC)

19-Dec-2014

Time (UTC)

07:50

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-nfs-clientcore_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.21336_none_066db866e54baf58.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

28,376

Date (UTC)

19-Dec-2014

Time (UTC)

07:50

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Package_1_for_kb3025097~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.2.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

2,063

Date (UTC)

19-Dec-2014

Time (UTC)

07:50

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Package_2_for_kb3025097~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.2.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

2,058

Date (UTC)

19-Dec-2014

Time (UTC)

07:50

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Package_for_kb3025097_rtm~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.2.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

2,188

Date (UTC)

19-Dec-2014

Time (UTC)

07:50

Platform

Not Applicable

Additional file information for Windows 8.1 and for Windows Server 2012 R2

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows 8.1

File property

Value

File name

X86_6f0906422072e65800783c48f153ea24_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17628_none_6f51a7d5c35e825b.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

702

Date (UTC)

10-Jan-2015

Time (UTC)

02:49

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-nfs-clientcore_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17628_none_41c710d65df97a2e.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

28,369

Date (UTC)

08-Jan-2015

Time (UTC)

00:38

Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2

File property

Value

File name

Amd64_b2b48da0acae81d33438134b28a854da_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17628_none_d6a294c78728940f.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

706

Date (UTC)

10-Jan-2015

Time (UTC)

02:49

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-nfs-clientcore_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17628_none_9de5ac5a1656eb64.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

28,373

Date (UTC)

08-Jan-2015

Time (UTC)

02:12


Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

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