Microsoft discovered an issue with this version of NTFRS, resolved it, and re-released the 811370 hotfix under the same article name. Under certain conditions, Excel files are renamed to an eight-character hexadecimal name. There is no data loss associated with this issue. The problem occurs when a user opens an Excel (.xls) file within the replica tree, edits the file, and saves changes. FRS then renames the file to an eight-character hexadecimal name. The contents of the file remain unchanged but the name of the file is changed. This eight-character name is the name of the temp file that Excel creates during the editing process. This issue can occur if the server is using version 5.0.2195.6628 of NTFRS.
Microsoft fixed this issue in the latest version of the 811370 QFE. The new version of NTFRS included in this fix is 5.0.2195.6743. You can request this hotfix by call placing a free call to Microsoft Product Support Services. This fix will also be part of Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 (SP4). If you are not experiencing this particular issue or if you do not keep any Excel (.xls) files in your replica tree, you can opt to wait until SP4 is released and install that version instead of using this hotfix.
For more information, see article 811370, "Issues That Are Fixed in the Post-Service Pack 3 Release of Ntfrs.exe" at http://support.microsoft.com/?id=811370.