Event ID 4280 Appears for WINS Bound to One NIC

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SYMPTOMS

When you attempt to start Windows Internet Naming Service (WINS) on a computer that has one network interface card (NIC), the following event appears in the Event Viewer system log:
Event ID: 4280
Source: WINS
Type: Error
Description: The machine you are running the WINS server on does
not have a valid address. When WINS requested the system for the
address, it got 0.0.0.0 as the address.

CAUSE

This problem occurs if the WINS client binds last, and TCP/IP is below Remote Access Service (RAS). WINS binds to the first NIC on a computer that has multiple NICs bound to TCP/IP.

WORKAROUND

To resolve this problem, install the fix mentioned below.

To work around this problem:
  1. Run Control Panel and choose Network.
  2. Choose Bindings.
  3. In the Show Bindings For list box, choose WINS Client(TCP/IP).
  4. Ensure TCP/IP binds before RAS (Remote Access WAN Wrapper).

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Windows NT versions 3.5 and 3.51. This problem was corrected in the latest U.S. Service Pack for Windows NT Workstation or Server version 3.51. For information on obtaining this update, query on the following word in the Microsoft Knowledge Base (without the spaces):
S E R V P A C K

Properties

Article ID: 133031 - Last Review: February 28, 2014 - Revision: 3.1
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.5
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.51
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 3.5
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 3.51
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