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Error when download multiple files on WHS: "The data area passed to a system call is too small" - Need help

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  • We have this same problem on multiple Vista computers when trying to download more than one file (of any type, mp3, photo, etc.) from WHS with Power Pack 1 installed:

    * If you try to download the files to a self-executing *.exe file you get this error when you try to execute the downloaded file:
    "This self-extracting file is part of a multidisk file. Insert the last disk of the set."


    * If you try to download the files to a *.zip file you get the following error when you try to save the file:
    "The data area passed to a system call is too small"

    Multiple reboots of the server and the Vista machines has no effect.
    Monday, October 06, 2008 10:57 PM

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  • You might want to submit a bug report on Connect, with server logs (collected using the toolkit).
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Tuesday, October 07, 2008 3:59 PM
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  • mrobins3 said:

    We have this same problem on multiple Vista computers when trying to download more than one file (of any type, mp3, photo, etc.) from WHS with Power Pack 1 installed:

    * If you try to download the files to a self-executing *.exe file you get this error when you try to execute the downloaded file:
    "This self-extracting file is part of a multidisk file. Insert the last disk of the set."


    * If you try to download the files to a *.zip file you get the following error when you try to save the file:
    "The data area passed to a system call is too small"

    Multiple reboots of the server and the Vista machines has no effect.


    Hi

    What happens when you copy the files using a command like robocopy or using an explorer window?

    Also, are these multipart compressed files?

    Thank you
    Lara Jones [MSFT] Windows Home Server Team
    Tuesday, October 07, 2008 2:34 AM
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  • You might want to submit a bug report on Connect, with server logs (collected using the toolkit).
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Tuesday, October 07, 2008 3:59 PM
    Moderator