Microsoft KB Archive/174231
Article ID: 174231
Article Last Modified on 10/31/2006
- Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition
This article was previously published under Q174231
On a multihomed computer, you disable the loading of the network card driver (in Control Panel, double-click Devices) or the driver fails to load because of a problem. Following a restart, you observe excessive CPU usage by the Tcpsvcs.exe process.
When DHCP initializes, it attempts to open a socket on each TCP/IP interface. Because the network card driver was disabled, this results in an error. The DHCP service does not correctly handle this case.
To work around this problem, perform the following steps:
- Go to Control Panel and double-click Network.
- Click the Bindings tab.
- Select the network adapter that has the disabled driver.
- Click Disable, and then click OK.
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Windows NT version 4.0. We are researching this problem and will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.
Additional query words: DHCP binding prodnt
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