FIX: A Windows Embedded Compact 7-based device cannot obtain an IP address from a DHCP server

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Symptoms

Consider the following scenario:
  • You have a Windows Embedded Compact 7-based device.
  • You have a network configuration in which Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) packets that arrive at the device use a unicast IP address, not a Broadcast address.

In this scenario, the device cannot obtain an IP address.

Cause

This problem occurs because the TCP/IP stack discards DHCP unicast messages.

Resolution

Software update information

A supported software update is now available from Microsoft as Windows Embedded Compact 7 Monthly Update August 2012. In the "File information" section, the package file name contains the processor type.

Note This Windows Embedded Compact 7 Monthly Update is available for download from the following Microsoft Download Center website:
Windows Embedded Compact 7 Updates

Prerequisites

This update is supported only if all previously issued updates for this product have also been installed.

Restart requirement

After you apply this update, you must perform a clean build of the whole platform. To do this, use one of the following methods:
  • On the Build menu, click Clean Solution, and then click Build Solution.
  • On the Build menu, click Rebuild Solution.
You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this software update.

Update replacement information

This update does not replace any other updates.

File information

The English version of this software update package has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
Files that are included in this update package
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File nameFile sizeDateTimePath
Dhcp.dll118,78417-Aug-201219:55Public\Common\Oak\Target\Armv5\Checked
Dhcp.dll172,03217-Aug-201219:55Public\Common\Oak\Target\Armv5\Debug
Dhcp.dll53,24817-Aug-201219:55Public\Common\Oak\Target\Armv5\Retail
Dhcp.dll118,78417-Aug-201219:56Public\Common\Oak\Target\Armv6\Checked
Dhcp.dll172,03217-Aug-201219:56Public\Common\Oak\Target\Armv6\Debug
Dhcp.dll53,24817-Aug-201219:56Public\Common\Oak\Target\Armv6\Retail
Dhcp.dll118,78417-Aug-201219:57Public\Common\Oak\Target\Armv7\Checked
Dhcp.dll172,03217-Aug-201219:57Public\Common\Oak\Target\Armv7\Debug
Dhcp.dll53,24817-Aug-201219:57Public\Common\Oak\Target\Armv7\Retail
Dhcp.dll143,36017-Aug-201219:58Public\Common\Oak\Target\Mipsii\Checked
Dhcp.dll192,51217-Aug-201219:58Public\Common\Oak\Target\Mipsii\Debug
Dhcp.dll61,44017-Aug-201219:58Public\Common\Oak\Target\Mipsii\Retail
Dhcp.dll143,36017-Aug-201219:59Public\Common\Oak\Target\Mipsii_fp\Checked
Dhcp.dll192,51217-Aug-201219:59Public\Common\Oak\Target\Mipsii_fp\Debug
Dhcp.dll61,44017-Aug-201219:59Public\Common\Oak\Target\Mipsii_fp\Retail
Dhcp.dll114,68817-Aug-201220:00Public\Common\Oak\Target\Sh4\Checked
Dhcp.dll147,45617-Aug-201220:00Public\Common\Oak\Target\Sh4\Debug
Dhcp.dll49,15217-Aug-201220:00Public\Common\Oak\Target\Sh4\Retail
Dhcp.dll94,20817-Aug-201220:01Public\Common\Oak\Target\X86\Checked
Dhcp.dll126,97617-Aug-201220:00Public\Common\Oak\Target\X86\Debug
Dhcp.dll40,96017-Aug-201220:00Public\Common\Oak\Target\X86\Retail

References

For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

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Article ID: 2740023 - Last Review: September 11, 2012 - Revision: 1.0
Applies to
  • Windows Embedded Compact 7
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