Microsoft KB Archive/171997

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Article ID: 171997

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

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You have configured your Windows Internet Name Service (WINS) server to start replication at a specific time with a specific replication interval. However, you notice that replication does not occur at the specified time. Additionally, you may notice that WINS reacts differently depending on the version of Windows NT.


The start time for replication is ignored if the specified time has passed when the WINS server is started.


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.

Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Windows NT version 3.51. 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.


If you set the replication start time to 1:00 AM and the replication interval to 24 hours, and then start WINS (or restart the computer) at any time after 1:00 AM and before 12:00 AM (for example, at 10:00AM), the replication will start the next day at 10:00 AM. The replication will start as specified if WINS is started between 12:00 AM and 1:00 AM.

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