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Microsoft KB Archive/172295

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Win3x Configuration Utility Parses "Servers" List Incorrectly

Article ID: 172295

Article Last Modified on 6/29/2004



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft SNA Server 3.0
  • Microsoft SNA Server 3.0 Service Pack 4
  • Microsoft SNA Server 4.0



This article was previously published under Q172295


SYMPTOMS

When there is an empty line in the sponsor server dialog box, the Win3x Configuration Utility adds two backslash characters (\\) to the Win.ini file "remote=" parameter without including a server name.

CAUSE

The parsing algorithm in the Win3x Configuration Utility does not check for a null server name string when building the list of server names written to the Win.ini file. When you add multiple server names using the Win3x Configuration Utility, a dialog tells you to press Ctrl+Enter after entering each server name. When you press Ctrl+Enter after the last entry, you will generate the extra "\\" entry in the Win.ini file.

RESOLUTION

The parsing algorithm contained in the Win3x Configuration Utility has been updated to ignore null server name entries.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in SNA Server, versions 3.0 and 3.0.SP1. This problem was corrected in the latest SNA Server version 3.0 U.S. Service Pack. For information on obtaining this Service Pack, query on the following word in the Microsoft Knowledge Base (without the spaces):

S E R V P A C K


Keywords: kbbug KB172295