Microsoft KB Archive/252190

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WINS Resolution Disabled by Default When You View Network Properties


The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Windows 95


After you install Windows Sockets 2.0 (Winsock2), the Disable WINS Resolution option is selected by default whenever you view the WINS Configuration tab for TCP/IP properties in Network properties. WINS resolution may be disabled even if you do not click the WINS Configuration tab.


The Disable WINS Resolution option is incorrectly selected in TCP/IP properties by default (instead of the current setting).


A supported fix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem described in this article and should be applied only to systems 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 on support costs, please go to the following address on the World Wide Web:

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

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

   Date      Time    Version     Size    File name   Platform
   04/17/00  03:56p  4.00.1113   31,872  Mstcp.dll   Winsock2 


To work around this behavior, click the appropriate WINS resolution option before you quit the Network tool in Control Panel every time.


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

Additional query words: w95qfe

Keywords : kbenv win98
Issue type : kbprb
Technology : kbWin95search kbWin95

Last Reviewed: February 23, 2001
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