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Microsoft KB Archive/246954

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Article ID: 246954

Article Last Modified on 11/1/2006


  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition

This article was previously published under Q246954


When you perform an unattended Setup with the following information

StaticAddressBegin =
StaticAddressEnd =

you receive the following error message:

RAS unattended install failed because you specified an invalid IP address in the StaticAddressBegin value. Do you want RAS setup to continue in the attended mode?

This error message occurs only when a zero is specified in the second or third octet.


A supported fix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that is described in this article. Apply it only to computers that are experiencing this specific problem.

To resolve this problem, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the fix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services phone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

NOTE: In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.

The English-language version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:

   Date      Time                 Size     File name     Platform
   11/18/1999  07:19p             153,872  Rascfg.dll    x86
   11/18/1999  07:18p             231,696  Rascfg.dll    Alpha

  1. Rename the Rascfg.dl_ file to on the distribution server.
  2. Copy the Rascfg.dll file from this hotfix to the distribution server.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.


For additional information, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

159203 PRB: Unattended Install Prompts for New IP If Zero Is in Address

Keywords: kbhotfixserver kbqfe kbbug kbfix KB246954