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Microsoft KB Archive/92598

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WFWG: Server Responds Slowly After RAS Connection is Made

Article ID: 92598

Article Last Modified on 10/12/2003


  • Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11

This article was previously published under Q92598


You may notice a general slowdown of your Windows for Workgroups server machine if another user has connected to it using Microsoft Remote Access Services (RAS) version 1.0. RAS version 1.1 does not exhibit this behavior.


To avoid this problem, add the following statement to the [network] section of the SYSTEM.INI file on the remote computer:


NOTE: The "Microsoft Windows for Workgroups Resource Kit" manual for version 3.1 incorrectly states on page E-10 that the MaintainServerList=No line should be added to the [386enh] section.


After the computer with RAS 1.0 has connected to the server workstation, the network adapter on the server constantly sends broadcast messages or packets. This is known as a "broadcast storm." Until you restart the server machine, the "storm" continues.

The nature of this problem often makes it difficult to detect. You may notice a sluggish keyboard response or experience slow network operations. If you have a CPU meter on the server machine, it registers 100% CPU usage when this problem occurs.

Additional query words: lanman docerr wfwgrk 3.10 3.11

Keywords: KB92598