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April Windows Update Breaks File Sharing? 3 May 2007

Posted by Mark in Sytem Administration.
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One of my customers had file sharing break on a Windows XP machine. When trying to reach the share on itself (I would browse to Network Neighborhood, select the computer, and try to access its share), it would give an error message to the effect of “not enough server storage available”.

Using Event Viewer, I would find:

Event ID   : 2011
Source     : Srv
Description: The Server's configuration parameter "IRPStackSize" is too
             small for the server to use a local device. Please
             increase the value of this parameter.

Although the error bore some similarity to Microsoft KnowledgeBase article 177078, the solution was an inexact fit. After lots of fiddling with IRPStackSize values, and switching Symantec 10.1.x off and on, it started working again.

Here is my cry for help to the VT TechSupport email list to see if anyone else had seen it, and here is a speedy response.