Microsoft KB Archive/169203

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Information on Static Routes in Routing and Remote Access

Article ID: 169203

Article Last Modified on 2/27/2007


  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Routing and Remote Access Service Update for Windows NT Server 4.0

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Static routes that are defined through the Routing and Remote Access Service (RRAS) Administrator program are not active unless the RRAS Server has started.


When a persistent static route is added to a system, it is stored in the following registry location:


This causes the static route to be entered in the route table when the IP stack is initialized. However, static routes entered using Routing and RAS Administrator on a Routing and Remote Access router are stored in a different location:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\RemoteAccess\Interfaces\<Interface Number>

The value in this registry key that contains the static route is InterfaceInfo. This value contains other information as well.

Because the static route is in this location, it is not entered into the route table until the Routing and Remote Access router is initialized. Therefore, the route is not complete until the router has started.

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