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Windows Server 2016 strange WINNT folder

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  • Setting up a new server to become a Hyper-V host.  At some point something created a folder on my data drive (not C:) called WINNT.  The folder contains another folder, system32 and the file msvcr71.dll in it.  Full path is F:\WINNT\system32\msvcr71.dll

    Why would that be there?

    Tuesday, October 18, 2016 9:08 PM

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  • Based on \WINNT\system32 it appears something geared towards Windows NT 4 got installed. The msvcr71.dll seems to say it was something that was developed using Microsoft Visual C++ .NET 2003 with the Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1

    Why it is F:\ is anyone's guess. Maybe a data drive got reused.

     

     

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

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    Tuesday, October 18, 2016 11:11 PM

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  • Based on \WINNT\system32 it appears something geared towards Windows NT 4 got installed. The msvcr71.dll seems to say it was something that was developed using Microsoft Visual C++ .NET 2003 with the Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1

    Why it is F:\ is anyone's guess. Maybe a data drive got reused.

     

     

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights.


    Tuesday, October 18, 2016 11:11 PM
  • Its a brand new server with Server 2016 Standard loaded. Here is what has been done to it.

    Joined to Domain, Hyper-V role and Backup feature, 

    Installed apps; MegaRAID Storage Manager, MS Visual C++ 2012 Redist x86 - 11.0.51106, and a greyed out item LSICorp.


    Wednesday, October 19, 2016 1:22 PM
  • Installed apps; MegaRAID Storage Manager, MS Visual C++ 2012 Redist x86 - 11.0.51106, and a greyed out item LSICorp.


    Possibly one of these as that folder structure wouldn't exist on a clean install of the operating system.

     

     

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights.

    Wednesday, October 19, 2016 1:25 PM
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