The DhcpRequestParams function does not work correctly on a computer that is running Windows XP Service Pack 2

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SYMPTOMS

Consider the following scenario.
  • Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) is running on your computer.
  • Windows XP hotfix 885270 is installed on your computer.
  • You use a program that calls the DhcpRequestParams function to retrieve data from a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server.
In this scenario, the DhcpRequestParams function returns no data and returns no error message.

CAUSE

This problem occurs because of code changes in the DhcpRequestParams function in Windows XP SP2.

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. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

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, contact 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

This hotfix requires Windows XP SP2.

Restart requirement

You must restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix replaces hotfix 885270.

File information

The English version of this hotfix 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
   --------------------------------------------------------
   12-Mar-2005  01:01  5.1.2600.2629  111,104  Dhcpcsvc.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 more information about the DhcpRequestParams function, visit the following MSDN Web site:
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa363298.aspx
For more information about other issues that are related to the DhcpRequestParams function in Windows XP Service Pack 2, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
885270 A program that calls the DhcpRequestParams function may not work correctly on your Windows XP Service Pack 2-based computer
For more information about the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates, 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: 895246 - Last Review: August 29, 2007 - Revision: 2.2
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2, when used with:
    • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Keywords: 
kbautohotfix kbqfe kbhotfixserver kbwinxppresp3fix kbfix kbbug KB895246

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