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Microsoft KB Archive/142533

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0x640 SAP Packets Increase Using Remote Registry Service


The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Windows 95
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server version 4.0
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation version 4.0

IMPORTANT: This article contains information about editing the registry. Before you edit the registry, you should first make a backup copy of the registry files (System.dat and User.dat). Both are hidden files in the Windows folder.


When you install the Remote Registry service along with the IPX/SPX- Compatible network protocol, you may notice an increase in the number of Service Advertising Protocol (SAP) packets generated by Windows.


The Remote Registry service uses Remote Procedure Call (RPC), which registers itself over all sockets on a system that includes IPX sockets. RPC registers an SAP type of 0x640. This is used to register and resolve names over IPX sockets.


NOTE: For information about how to edit the registry, view the Changing Keys And Values online Help topic in Registry Editor (Regedit.exe). Note that you should make a backup copy of the registry files (System.dat and User.dat) before you edit the registry.

WARNING: Using Registry Editor incorrectly can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall Windows 95. Microsoft cannot guarantee that problems resulting from the incorrect use of Registry Editor can be solved. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

RPC works over NetBIOS, named pipes, or sockets. You can disable SAP only if you have some other protocol in common that implements named pipes, TCP/IP sockets, or NetBIOS (for example, NetBEUI).

To disable SAP over IPX sockets, delete the ncacn_spx string value from following registry key:


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Last Reviewed: December 16, 2000
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