Winsock call fails when user does not have local Administrator rights

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SYMPTOMS

After you apply Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 6, Winsock calls may not work properly. Generally the problem manifests itself when a program attempts to connect to a server. You may see an application layer error like:
Could not connect to server.
or
Access denied.

CAUSE

The problem only occurs if the user does not have full administrative rights to the computer.

RESOLUTION

Windows NT 4 Service Pack 6a has been released to fix this problem. A hotfix is available to update SP6 systems to SP6a. For more information, please click the article link below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
246009 Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 6a Available
For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
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STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 6.

Properties

Article ID: 245678 - Last Review: February 28, 2014 - Revision: 3.3
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 6
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 6
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