Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 can't open a shared application on a CIFS share.

  • 7005439
  • 04-Mar-2010
  • 26-Apr-2012

Environment

Novell NetWare 6.5 Support Pack 8
Novell NetWare 6.5 Support Pack 7

Situation

Opening a shared application on a CIFS share with a Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 client results in an error:
"The application failed to initialize properly (0xc000000F)"

The application does not load.

Resolution

Microsoft has confirmed this is a Microsoft issue and has provided a hot fix for it.

At the time of this writing you could get it here:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978869

This hot fix should eventually be rolled up into their software updates according to the information on this Microsoft web page.

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