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Microsoft KB Archive/101640

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Network DDE Logs NetBIOS Failure Events During Setup

Article ID: 101640

Article Last Modified on 11/1/2006


  • Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server 3.1

This article was previously published under Q101640


When Network dynamic-data exchange (DDE) starts, it logs the following two events into the event log when Windows NT Setup runs:

204, NetDDE: Attempt to determine the number of Lananums failed.
13, NetDDE: Initialization of NETBIOS DLL failed.

These events occur only once during setup.


Windows NT Setup is running and appropriate network software is not installed. These messages are normal and do not indicate any problems with the installation. Network DDE runs without regard to the network running because Network DDE-aware applications, such as Clipbook Viewer and Clipbook Server, use Network DDE to conduct DDE in a secure manner.

Additional query words: prodnt

Keywords: kbnetwork KB101640