Microsoft KB Archive/170504

From BetaArchive Wiki
Knowledge Base

Article ID: 170504

Article Last Modified on 9/30/2003


  • Microsoft Commercial Internet System 1.0 Service Pack 2

This article was previously published under Q170504


An administrator attempts to create a user name in a language that uses the double-byte character set (DBCS), such as Korean, Chinese, Japanese and so on. The administrator creates the user name in Membership Server through the Createusr.asp file; the creation of the account fails.


Membership Server currently only supports the use of standard character languages (for example English, French, German and so on). DBCS account names are not currently supported in Membership Server version 1.0.


To resolve this problem:

  • Use an account name in the single-byte character set (SBCS). Because current Internet RFC Standards require that e-mail accounts be in standard SBCS, it may be convenient to give users the same account name as their e-mail address. If using the e-mail address is not acceptable, use another SBCS account name as appropriate.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Microsoft Commercial Internet System version 1.0. A supported fix is now available, but has not been fully regression- tested and should be applied only to systems experiencing this specific problem. Unless you are severely impacted by this specific problem, Microsoft recommends that you wait for the next Service Pack that contains this fix. Contact Microsoft Technical Support for more information.

Additional query words: MBS Netscape

Keywords: kbbug kbfix kbother KB170504