"AppleTalk Was Not Initialized on Any Adapter" Error Message After You Install Protocol

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SYMPTOMS

When you install the AppleTalk protocol, AppleTalk does not bind to the installed network adapter. Event Viewer may log the following error message:
No adapter is configured to be the default adapter. AppleTalk was not initialized on any adapter.

CAUSE

This behavior can occur if a previously installed network adapter is physically removed and replaced with a different network adapter.

RESOLUTION

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

STATUS

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.

MORE INFORMATION

AppleTalk requires that you select one of the adapters on the computer as the default adapter. If the default adapter is not chosen correctly, AppleTalk does not function correctly. In this instance, the AppleTalk protocol selects an adapter that no longer physically exists on the computer.

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Article ID: 289733 - Last Review: October 23, 2013 - Revision: 3.2
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 1
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