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Microsoft KB Archive/168602

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NetWatch May Not Show User Logged On After Applying SP2

Article ID: 168602

Article Last Modified on 11/1/2006


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

This article was previously published under Q168602


After you apply Service Pack 2 for Windows NT 4.0, the User Logged On may show up as blank when viewing the properties of a user connected to a share in NetWatch. NetWatch.exe ships with the Windows NT version 4.0 Resource Kit.


Windows NT version 4.0 creates a NULL session as one of the first steps completed in creating a session with a remote computer running Windows NT Workstation or Server. This NULL user will be returned as the user name in NetWatch. There may be times that the username appears, but this may only happen after the session has been established over a period of time.


NetWatch now shows the User Logged On and the file that fixes this behavior is included in the latest Windows NT version 4.0 U.S. Service Pack.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Windows NT version 4.0. This problem was corrected in the latest U.S. Service Pack for Windows NT and Windows NT Server version 4.0. For information on obtaining the Service Pack, query on the following word in the Microsoft Knowledge Base (without the spaces):


Additional query words: 4.00 prodnt nt4sp3fea

Keywords: kbbug kbfix kbnetwork KB168602