WMI Win32NetworkAdapterConfiguration Methods May Not Execute Properly

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The Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration's EnableStatic and EnableDHCP methods may not execute properly.


The EnableStatic and EnableDHCP methods may not execute properly because of a timing-related issue in the Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration class provider.


To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
260910 How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack
The English-language version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
   Date        Time      Version       Size       File name     Platform
   10/31/2000  15:30:52  1.50.1085.35  1,073,232  Cimwin32.dll  Intel

How to Use the Hotfix Installer

NOTE: You can use this method for only Intel-based computers with Windows 2000 installed.
  1. Copy the Q277884.exe hotfix file to a local folder on your computer or to a share on your network.
  2. Run the Q277884.exe file and follow the directions.
  3. Restart your computer.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Windows 2000 Service Pack 2.


For additional information about how to install Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 hotfixes at the same time, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
249149 Installing Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 Hotfixes


Article ID: 277884 - Last Review: October 27, 2006 - Revision: 3.3
  • Microsoft Windows Management Instrumentation 1.5, when used with:
    • Microsoft Windows 2000 Standard Edition
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