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Article ID: 248296

Article Last Modified on 9/4/2007


  • Microsoft Site Server 3.0 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q248296


WHOIS lookups in Microsoft Site Server 3.0 Usage Analysis may fail after Nov-30-1999.

Also, after applying a recent WHOIS fix, you might receive the following error when performing WHOIS queries:

Run-time error '5': Invalid procedure call or argument


Internic has changed the whois servers from to UIMPORT.exe is hard coded to look specifically at and therefore the majority of WHOIS lookups are failing as of Nov-30-1999.


To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Site Server version 3.0. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

219292 How to Obtain the Latest Site Server 3.0 Service Pack


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Site Server 3.0. This problem was first corrected in Site Server 3.0 Service Pack 4.


This hotfix fixes domains of .us, .gov, .mil, .net, .com, .org, .edu, .ca, .jp, .au, .uk.

Another patch is available at the following location:

This post-SP3 patch resolves an issue with IP resolution and WHOIS queries in Usage Analysis when you use a SQL Server 7.0 database.

For additional information, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

247013 Low Amount of WHOIS Queries after Applying Site Server Service Pack 3

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