I have been having problems with my backups failing. They appear to be related to VSS issues as mention in KB833167. I selected the download hotfix from microsoft and received a link to hotfix4.0 site. The file downloaded fine but when unzipped there was a text file inside with the following message:-

"Due to a bug in Hotfix 4.0 we cannot make submissions to the symbol server without uploading
a file. This is a dummy file in place of the GDR that you were searching for. Once the
testing of this fix is complete it will be released on http://www.microsoft.com/downloads"

Does anyone know what this is?

Regards
Michael.