Microsoft KB Archive/169847
Article ID: 169847
Article Last Modified on 11/1/2006
- Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition
- Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.51
- Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition
- Microsoft Windows NT Server 3.51
- Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition
This article was previously published under Q169847
When using SNMP to monitor sysuptime (system up time), the counter will be reset after 49.7 days or 4294967295 milliseconds.
MIB_II.MIB (RFC 1213) specifies sysUpTime as TimeTicks. SMI.MIB (RFC 1155) defines TimeTicks as having a max value for 4294967295. This is the number of milliseconds that this counter can hold. This also corresponds to about 50 days, this is why the counter resets back to 0.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows NT 4.0 or Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
152734 How to Obtain the Latest Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Windows NT 4.0 and Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition. This problem was first corrected in Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 4.0 and Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition Service Pack 4.
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