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This article contains comments, corrections, and additional information relating to the CD-ROMs for the Microsoft Press books "Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Resource Kit" and "Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Resource Kit."
The following topics are covered:
CPS (Client Profile Setup) Utility ObsoleteThe Client Profile Setup utility, or CPS, was a solution developed for Microsoft Windows NT 3.51. For the Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Resource Kits, the CPS utility is no longer supported or developed.
The new tools for automating Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 setup are setupmgr.exe and sysdiff.exe. For further information about these tools, please consult the Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Resource Kit printed documentation or RKTOOLS.HLP.
Desktop Themes Crashes When JPEG Filter is UsedSymptoms:
Desktop Themes might crash (and generate a Dr. Watson log) with any of the following symptoms:
Exception number: c0000005 (access violation) Exception: access violation (Oxc0000005) error in themes.exe Desktop Themes closes without warning
The Microsoft Windows NT Resource Kit team has developed a patch to address this problem for all Windows NT platforms. This patch is available for free download at the following ftp site:
ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/bussys/winnt/winnt-public/reskit/nt40/Note: You must have the original Windows NT 4.0 Desktop Themes program installed in order for the patch to work properly. Cause
Microsoft Office 97 (and possibly other programs) installs a JPEG filter that is incompatible with the initial release of Desktop Themes included in the Windows NT 4.0 Resource Kit. This incompatibility is not a problem with Microsoft Office 97. The only complete resolution is to obtain the Desktop Themes patch file. Workaround:
To circumvent this issue without the patch, use the following steps:
Please e-mail RKINPUT@MICROSOFT.COM if you find additional information regarding this issue such as:
MAILSRV: Known issues, alternatives, and support policySummary
The Mail Server 1.1 utility (MailSrv) provided with the "Microsoft Windows NT Server Resource Kit, Version 4.0" was designed as a basic SMTP and POP3 mail server implementation. It was never designed or intended to be a mission-critical, secure, or enterprise-scale solution. Microsoft has developed two full-featured mail servers to provide superior functionality and reliability. Microsoft recommends implementing a more secure and reliable mail service than can be managed by the MailSrv utility, and for this reason MailSrv has been discontinued.
The following problems have been reported with the MailSrv utility on the Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Resource Kit CD-ROM.
Microsoft produces two robust, secure, and full-featured mail service solutions for an enterprise system: Microsoft Exchange Server and Microsoft Commercial Internet System, formerly code-named Normandy.
More information about Microsoft Exchange Server can be found on the following Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/exchange/More information about Microsoft Commercial Internet System and other Microsoft enterprise solutions can be found at:
http://backoffice.microsoft.com/by clicking the Product Information hyperlink.
If you are looking for a small-scale Windows NT mail server solution, you might find that a suitable freeware or shareware mail server is available. You can find a list of third party mail server vendors by going to the following Web site and searching for the Mail Server product category:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/isv/This site is subject to regular change, and most of the freeware and shareware hyperlinks are updated and replaced with newer links.
NTPERL5.HTM File MissingNTPERL5.HTM is referenced in the following text files:
\COMMON\COMMON\PERL\README.TXT and \SOURCE\GNU\PERL\README.TXT. However, NTPERL5.HTM is not on the NT Resource Kit CD-ROM.
The Windows NT 3.51 Resource Kit Update volume 2 contains NTPERL5.HTM and some additional files not found on the Windows NT 4.0 Resource Kit CD-ROM. This is because the PERL documentation files are an image of information posted on public domain Internet sites not controlled or authored by Microsoft.
The following text should appear at the top of the above README.TXT files:
Microsoft is researching this issue and will post further information in this article when available.
***** PERL Documentation disclaimer ***** The PERL HTML documentation including the following README.TXT was copied from public domain Internet sites. Microsoft does not claim responsibility for any inaccuracies or missing files related to the PERL scripting documentation included with the Microsoft Windows NT Resource Kit. Please note that NTPERL5.HTM is referenced in this file, but this file was not included on the file image for this Windows NT Resource Kit CD-ROM. ***************************************************
RKTOOLS.HLP: Desktop Themes Install Instructions IncorrectIn the RKTOOLS.HLP section for Desktop Themes for Windows NT 4.0, the link to Run Desktop Themes will display installation instructions if Desktop Themes is not already installed. However, these instructions are incorrect.
To properly install the Desktop Themes utility, insert the Windows NT Resource Kit CD-ROM and run the following command (where D: is assumed to be the CD-ROM drive letter):
SYSDIFF.EXE: Unable to load sysdiff INF C:\RESKIT\sysdiff...The following error message will occur if Sysdiff.inf is not in the directory containing SYSDIFF.EXE:
The information below is from the following Knowledge Base article:
Unable to load sysdiff INF C:\RESKIT\sysdiff.inf.
This file is required in SNAP and DIFF modes. Consult the Windows
NT OEM Preinstall Kit documentation for more information.
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/159624/EN-US/ )Err Msg: Incorrect Arguments. Consult the Windows NT
The Windows NT 4.0 Resource Kit CD-ROM does not include the Sysdiff.inf file that is required for the Sysdiff tool to work properly.
To resolve this issue, use one of the following methods:
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Microsoft Windows NT Resource Kit version 4.0 and will post new information in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.
Sysdiff /diff "error=112" Caused By Insufficient Disk SpaceSysdiff /diff tries to generate a difference file containing a list of differences between an earlier snapshot of the system and the system as it exists at the time /diff is used. If there is insufficient hard disk space to generate this file, error 112 will occur.
Error 112 is a standard Win32 error code, and represents an "out of disk space" error. Please check to ensure sufficient hard disk space available.
Note: If large amounts of changes were made since the initial snapshot, your diff_file will likewise be large. As per the Workstation Resource Guide Chapter 2 (book online, index entry "Sysdiff utility"), "The information in the difference file includes all the binary files for the applications, as well as the initialization file settings and registry settings for the applications." You can also use the /log switch to trace the activities of Sysdiff during the /diff operation.
Several NT 4.0 Resource Kit Utilities MissingThe following Resource Kit utilities are mentioned in the \COMMON\COMMON\RKTOOLS.HLP file, but they are not present on the Windows NT Resource Kit CD-ROM:
ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/bussys/winnt/winnt-public/reskit/nt40/** SHOWMBRS.EXE is present on the Windows NT Workstation Resource Kit CD-ROM.
These utilities were planned for release with the Windows NT 4.0 Resource Kit but were either incomplete or not stable when the Resource Kit released. Some utilities have been completed and added to the Windows NT ftp address. The Resource Kit team is working to provide the remaining utilities later either via the Resource Kit ftp site or in future updates or supplemental volumes of the Windows NT Resource Kit.
Service Monitor Requires Update After Password ChangeThe Service Monitor uses your domain\username, password. If your password changes the Service Monitor will no longer work correctly. To correct this - re-run the Service Monitor Configuration Wizard (smconfig.exe) and enter your new password. The configuration wizard will re-install the service based on this new password.
TELNETD Service Does Not Install ProperlyThe Telnet Server service does not install properly as described in TELNET.WRI. When adding the Telnet service, the instructions state to select the Remote Session Manager. However, the only selection available is Telnet Service Beta (Inbound Telnet).
This issue has been addressed in a new OEMSETUP.INF file for the TelnetD service. To obtain a copy of the latest OEMSETUP.INF for TelnetD, connect to ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/bussys/winnt/winnt-public/reskit/nt40/ and download OEMSETUP.INF directly to your Resource Kit Telnet directory (typically C:\RESKIT\TELNET).
If you do not have access to ftp, you can e-mail RKINPUT@MICROSOFT.COM with the following subject line:
TELNET OEMSETUP.INF REQUESTThe RKINPUT alias will reply by sending a corrected OEMSETUP.INF.
UPTOMP.EXE Error "Unable to locate the UPTOMP.INF file"Clicking on the Uni to Multiprocessor icon in the Start Menu causes the following error:
Other error dialog boxes may follow as well.
Unable to locate the UPTOMP.INF file. This file should be in the same directory as the executable file or in the windows directory.
This error occurs because the Start Menu shortcut for UPTOMP.EXE does not set the working directory to the RESKIT directory. Changing the Start In shortcut property for the UPTOMP.EXE icon to C:\RESKIT will correct this problem for a default Resource Kit installation.
To successfully run the Uni to Multiprocessor conversion program, follow these steps:
UPTOMP.EXE Does Not Copy WIN32K.SYSUPTOMP.EXE, included with the "Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Resource Kit" to assist in copying the correct files, does not copy the file WIN32K.SYS. This file needs to be copied for multiprocessor operation.
An update to UPTOMP.INF is available to correct this problem and can be obtained from the following Internet ftp site:
To manually correct the UPTOMP.INF file, use the following steps:
Cannot Read Help Files Due To Missing WINHLP32.exeSYMPTOM
When opening RKTOOLS.HLP or one of the other help files included on the Windows NT 4.0 Server or Workstation Resource Kit CD-ROM, you might receive the following error messages:
"This file is not a valid Windows help file."
"A newer version of help is required to view this file."
The Windows NT 4.0 Resource Kit help files require WINHLP32.EXE to be installed on the system. WINHELP.EXE will produce the errors listed above.
Check to make sure that WINHLP32.EXE is installed on your system.
Page 348 & 349: Addresses incorrectPage 348, second command line example:
Interface: 172.16.48.190 Internet Address Physical Address Type 172.16.80.138 00-20-af-ld-2b-91 dynamic 172.16.90.32 00-60-8c-0e-6c-6a static
Page 349, command line example:
Interface: 172.16.113.190 Internet Address Physical Address Type 172.16.113.138 00-20-af-ld-2b-91 dynamic 172.16.90.32 00-60-8c-0e-6c-6a static
Interface: 172.16.112.190 Internet Address Physical Address Type 172.16.112.138 00-20-af-ld-2b-91 dynamic
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Interface: 172.16.113.190 Internet Address Physical Address Type 172.16.113.138 00-20-af-ld-2b-91 dynamic
Article ID: 159564 - Last Review: February 28, 2014 - Revision: 1.5