"CONF.EXE has generated errors and will be closed by Windows" error message when you start NetMeeting or a third-party conference program that was built through the NetMeeting SDK

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SYMPTOMS

When you start Microsoft NetMeeting or any third-party conference program that was built through the Microsoft NetMeeting software development kit (SDK), you receive an error message that is similar to the following:
CONF.EXE has generated errors and will be closed by Windows. You will need to restart the program.

RESOLUTION

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

No prerequisites are required.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The English version of this 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 tool in Control Panel.
   Date         Time   Version           Size     File name
   ---------------------------------------------------------
   17-Aug-2004  16:19  5.0.2195.6969     659,728  Conf.exe         
   18-Aug-2004  16:56  5.0.2195.6969     250,128  Mst120.dll       
   18-Aug-2004  16:56  5.0.2195.6969     137,488  Nmft.dll      

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

For additional information about how hotfix packages are named, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
816915 New file naming schema for Microsoft Windows software update packages
For additional information, 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: 872812 - Last Review: October 9, 2011 - Revision: 3.0
Keywords: 
kbautohotfix kbbug kbfix kbwin2000presp5fix kbhotfixserver kbqfe KB872812

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