The Nslookup.exe utility does not use all the suffixes in the DNS suffix search list if the total length of the DNS suffix search list is longer than 255 characters on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista

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SYMPTOMS

On a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista, the Nslookup.exe utility does not use all the suffixes in the DNS suffix search list if the total length of the list exceeds 255 characters. This behavior causes the Nslookup.exe utility to use only the first 255 characters in the list.

CAUSE

The Nslookup.exe utility incorrectly sets the maximum length of the DNS suffix search list to 255 characters.

RESOLUTION

Note After you install the hotfix, the maximum length limit of 255 characters for the DNS suffix search list is removed. Instead, an array is used to store the DNS suffix search list. The maximum length limit of the array is 50*255 characters.

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 the problem described in this article. 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

To apply this hotfix, the computer must be running one of the following operating systems:
  • Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2)
  • Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2(SP2)

Restart requirement

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

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfix.

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 item in Control Panel.
For all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and of Windows Vista
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Nslookup.exe6.0.6002.2222595,23214-Sep-200909:52x86
For all supported Itanium-based versions of Windows Server 2008
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Nslookup.exe6.0.6002.22225183,29614-Sep-200909:57IA-64
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and of Windows Vista
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Nslookup.exe6.0.6002.22225105,98414-Sep-200910:04x64

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, 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


Additional file information for Windows Server 2008 and for Windows Vista


Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and of Windows Vista

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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Package_for_kb975598_client_2~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,69314-Sep-200919:28Not Applicable
Package_for_kb975598_client~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,43014-Sep-200919:28Not Applicable
Package_for_kb975598_sc_1~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,68914-Sep-200919:28Not Applicable
Package_for_kb975598_sc~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,42214-Sep-200919:28Not Applicable
Package_for_kb975598_server_1~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,69314-Sep-200919:28Not Applicable
Package_for_kb975598_server~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,43014-Sep-200919:28Not Applicable
X86_microsoft-windows-nslookup_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22225_none_cddfebd57cc22ea4.manifestNot Applicable5,31114-Sep-200913:41Not Applicable

Additional files for all supported Itanium-based versions of Windows Server 2008

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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Ia64_microsoft-windows-nslookup_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22225_none_cde18fcb7cc037a0.manifestNot Applicable5,32114-Sep-200913:16Not Applicable
Package_for_kb975598_sc_1~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,52914-Sep-200919:28Not Applicable
Package_for_kb975598_sc~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,42614-Sep-200919:28Not Applicable
Package_for_kb975598_server_1~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,53314-Sep-200919:28Not Applicable
Package_for_kb975598_server~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,43414-Sep-200919:28Not Applicable

Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and of Windows Vista

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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Amd64_microsoft-windows-nslookup_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22225_none_29fe8759351f9fda.manifestNot Applicable5,33114-Sep-200913:41Not Applicable
Package_for_kb975598_client_2~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,70514-Sep-200919:28Not Applicable
Package_for_kb975598_client~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,43814-Sep-200919:28Not Applicable
Package_for_kb975598_sc_1~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,70114-Sep-200919:28Not Applicable
Package_for_kb975598_sc~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,43014-Sep-200919:28Not Applicable
Package_for_kb975598_server_1~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,70514-Sep-200919:28Not Applicable
Package_for_kb975598_server~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,43814-Sep-200919:28Not Applicable

Properties

Article ID: 975598 - Last Review: October 14, 2009 - Revision: 1.0
APPLIES TO
  • Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Business
  • Windows Vista Business 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Enterprise
  • Windows Vista Ultimate
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard
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kbhotfixserver kbautohotfix kbexpertiseadvanced kbqfe kbsurveynew KB975598

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