Microsoft KB Archive/253742

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PSS ID Number: 253742

Article Last Modified on 10/16/2002



The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 SP1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 SP2
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 SP3
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 SP4
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 SP5
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 SP6
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 SP6a



This article was previously published under Q253742

SYMPTOMS

When you are using a Remote Access Services (RAS) connection that is configured to use Serial Line Internet Protocol (SLIP), you may encounter an access violation in Ipconfig.exe

CAUSE

When a Microsoft RAS client is configured to use SLIP, the following registry key continues to grow on disconnection:

HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\Transient On disconnection


RESOLUTION

A supported fix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that is described in this article. Apply it only to computers that are experiencing this specific problem. This fix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, Microsoft recommends that you wait for the next Windows NT 4.0 service pack that contains this fix.

To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the fix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services phone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

NOTE: In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The typical support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.

The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:

   Date      Time                 Size    File name     Platform
   -------------------------------------------------------------
   02/07/2000  06:29p              29,456 Rasiphlp.dll  x86
   02/07/2000  06:26p              47,376 Rasiphlp.dll  Alpha
                



WORKAROUND

Use Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) instead of SLIP.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

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