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Microsoft KB Archive/103004

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Article ID: 103004

Article Last Modified on 10/31/2006



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server 3.1



This article was previously published under Q103004

SUMMARY

The article contains Registry entries for network services, Part 8. These subgroups are included.

  • Replicator service
  • Remote Procedure Call (RPC) and RPCLocator software

         - ClientProtocols and ServiceProtocols entries for RPC
         - NameService entries for RPC
                            

For a listing of the contents of network services entries articles 1-8, see "Network Services Entries, Part 1."

Replicator Service Entries

The Registry path that contains entries for the Replicator service is the following:

   HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services
        \Replicator\Parameters
                



CrashDir REG_SZ First-Level Directory Name

   This item is temporarily recorded in the Registry by the Replicator
   service. If it remains after a system repair, you can delete this
   entry using Registry Editor.
                



ExportList REG_SZ List

   Lists an unlimited number of servers or domains that receive
   notices when the export directory is updated. These servers
   subsequently replicate from the export server. If no List value is
   specified, the export server sends a notice to its domain. Separate
   multiple List names with a semicolon (;). This value is ignored if
   the value of Replicate is 2 (Import).
                



   Do not use the UNC name when you specify a computer name; that is,
   do not include two backslashes (\\) at the beginning of the name.
                



   Use the Replicator controls in Server Manager or the Server icon in
   Control Panel to set this value. Default: none.
                



ExportPath REG_SZ or REG_EXPAND_SZ Pathname

   Specifies the export path. All files to be replicated must be in a
   subdirectory of the export directory. This value is ignored if the
   value of Replicate is set to 2 (Import). Use the Replicator
   controls in Server Manager or the Server icon in Control Panel to
   set this value, which cannot be a UNC name.
   Default: %SystemRoot%\System32\Repl\Export.
                



GuardTime REG_DWORD 0 to one-half of Interval minutes

   Sets the number of minutes an export directory must be stable (no
   changes to any files) before import servers can replicate its
   files. This option applies only to directories with tree integrity.
   Default: 2 minutes.
                



ImportList REG_SZ List

   Lists an unlimited number of servers or domains that receive
   notices when the import directory is updated. These servers
   subsequently replicate from the import server. If no List value is
   specified, updates come from the import server's domain. Separate
   multiple List names with a semicolon (;). This value is ignored if
   the value of Replicate is 1 (Export).
                



   Do not use the UNC name when you specify a computer name; that is,
   do not include two backslashes (\\) at the beginning of the name.
                



   Use the Replicator controls in Server Manager or the Server icon in
   Control Panel to set this value.
                



ImportPath REG_SZ or REG_EXPAND_SZ Pathname

   Specifies the path on the import server to receive replicas from
   the export servers. This value is ignored if the value of Replicate
   is 1 (Export). Use the Replicator controls in Server Manager or the
   Server icon in Control Panel to set this value, which cannot be a
   UNC name. Default: %SystemRoot%\System32\Repl\Import.
                



Interval REG_DWORD 1 to 60 minutes

   Sets how often an export server checks the replicated directories
   for changes. This option is ignored on import servers. Default: 5
   minutes.
                



PulseConcurrency REG_DWORD 1 to 10 cycles

   Specifies how often the export server repeats sending the last
   update notice. These repeat notices are sent even when no changes
   have occurred, so that import servers that missed the original
   update notice can receive the notice. The server waits the
   equivalent of (Pulse * Interval) minutes before sending each repeat
   notice. Default: 3.
                



Random REG_DWORD 1 to 120 seconds

   Specifies the maximum time that the import servers can wait before
   requesting an update. An import server uses the export server's
   value of Random to generate a random number of seconds (from 0 to
   the value of Random). The import server waits this long after
   receiving an update notice before requesting the replica from the
   export server. This prevents the export server from being
   overloaded by simultaneous update requests. Default: 60.
                



Replicate REG_DWORD 1, 2, or 3

   Specifies the Replicator action, according to the following:
                



   Value          Meaning
   ----------------------
                



     1            Export-the server maintains a master tree to be
                  replicated.
     2            Import-the server receives update notices from the export
                  server.
     3            Both-the server is to export and import directories or
                  files.
                



   Use the Replicator controls in Server Manager or the Server icon in
   Control Panel to set this value. Default: 3.
                



   The Replicator does not use the REPL.INI file as does LAN Manager
   2.0. The integrity and extent values (among other items) are stored
   as REG_SZ values under the Exports and Imports subkeys, which are
   found under the Replicator\Parameters key. These values are used
   only by the software and should be maintained only by the system.
                



RPC and RPCLocator Software Entries

There are no definable parameters of note in the Services subkey for Remote Procedure Call (RPC) and RPCLocator.

The important value entries governing RPC are found under the Software key. There are four subkeys: ClientProtocols, NameService, NetBIOS, and ServiceProtocols. Entries are described in this section.

ClientProtocols and ServiceProtocols Entries for RPC

The ClientProtocols subkey contains the mappings from client-side RPC protocol name to DLL name. This is the Registry path:

   HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Rpc\ClientProtocols
                



The default values are as follows. All data types are REG_SZ.

   ncacn_np =  rpcltc1.dll
   ncacn_ip_tcp =  rpcltc3.dll
   ncacn_nb_nb =  rpcltc5.dll
   ncacn_nb_tcp =  rpcltc5.dll
   ncacn_nb_ipx =  rpcltc5.dll
   ncacn_spx =  rpcltc6.dll
   ncalrpc =  ncalrpc
                



The ServerProtocols subkey does the same for server-side protocols in this Registry path:

   HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Rpc\ServerProtocols
                



The default values are:

   ncacn_np =  rpclts1.dll
   ncacn_ip_tcp =  rpclts3.dll
   ncacn_nb_nb =  rpclts5.dll
   ncacn_nb_tcp =  rpclts5.dll
   ncacn_nb_ipx =  rpclts5.dll
   ncacn_spx =  rpclts6.dll
   ncalrpc =  ncalrps
                



These subkeys are present for all supported RPC transports, but the mappings for the ncacn_np and ncalrpc protocols are not used. For these transports, the mapping is hardcoded in the RPC run-time code.

In the naming convention for the RPC dynamic-link libraries (DLLs): RPC indicates this is an RPC DLL; LT indicates a loadable transport; C or S indicates client-side or server-side; and the number indicates which transport, where 1 = named pipes, 2 = undefined, 3 = TCP/IP, 4 = DECNet, 5 = NetBIOS, and 6 = SPX.

NOTE: On 16-bit Windows for MS-DOS systems, these entries in C:\RPCREG.DAT are a subset of this information. For 16-bit systems, we rely upon the user to give the proper LANA's to Setup. In addition, all information in the ClientProtocols section is hardcoded into the run-time, so the section will typically not be present in RPCREG.DAT. Finally, a Windows-based application running under the WOW subsystem will still reference RPCREG.DAT for its parameters, because it does not have access to the Windows NT Registry.

NameService Entries for RPC

The NameService subkey contains information used by the RPC Locator service and the client-side RPC NSI calls. This is the Registry path:

   HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Rpc\NameService
                



The subkeys have the following default values when the Locator is the name service provider. All are REG_SZ data types.

   DefaultSyntax  =  3
   Protocol =  ncacn_np
   NetworkAddress =  \\.
   ServerNetworkAddress =  \\.
   Endpoint  =  \pipe\locator
                



Because the Locator only listens to \pipe\locator, it is unwise to change any of the name service values when the Locator is the name service provider.

When CDS is the name service provider (via NSID), these entries have the following values. Again, all are REG_SZ data types.

   DefaultSyntax  =  3
   Protocol =  ncacn_ip_tcp
   NetworkAddress =  hostname.organization.edu
   ServerNetworkAddress =  hostname.organization.edu
   Endpoint =
                



The value for Endpoint is intentionally left blank in this case.

For these value entries, DefaultSyntax specifies the OSF name syntax to use when RPC_C_NS_SYNTAX_DEFAULT is specified as the name service syntax to one of the name service functions. The Locator and NSID support only the value of 3. Because NSID forwards requests to CDS, it is possible that NSID actually supports other syntaxes.

Protocol, NetworkAddress, ServerNetworkAddress, and Endpoint are used by the system to construct a binding handle to the name service database and then to make an RPC call to fetch the requested binding handles.

When CDS is the provider, the NetworkAddress and ServerNetworkAddress entry values should be identical. The other entries can be changed, depending upon the requirements of the NSID implementation. For the current Digital NSID, the defaults are the best values.

NetBIOS Entries for RPC



The NetBIOS subkey describes the mapping of NetBIOS-based protocol sequences to LANA numbers. The Registry path is:

   HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Rpc\NetBIOS
                



Each value has the following form:

   ncacn_nb_baseindex      REG_DWORD     lana
                



In the format for these value entries, base is either nb, ipx, or tcp, and index and lana are zero-based integers. For example, a computer might have these entries:

   ncacn_nb_nb0  = 0
   ncacn_nb_ipx0 = 1
   ncacn_nb_tcp0 = 2
                



In this example, IPX is on LANA 1, TCP is on LANA 2, and NetBEUI is on LANA 0. As another example, if a computer has two network adapter cards using NetBEUI, the configuration would be the following:

   ncacn_nb_nb0 = 0
   ncacn_nb_nb1 = 1
                



This information is updated by Windows NT Setup to match the installed network transports, so it should never need to be altered.

Schedule Service Entries

There are no parameters that can be added for the Schedule service in this path:

   HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services
        \Schedule
                



You use the Schedule service to submit a job such as an executable or batch file to run at a later time. You must define access controls on the Schedule key itself if you want to run in an account that is not an Administrator account.

Reference: "The Windows NT Resource Kit for Operating System Version 3.1."


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