You receive a warning when you use the UUIDGEN.exe command or the UuidCreateSequential function on a computer that has a valid network adapter address

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SYMPTOMS

Consider the following scenario:
  • You have a computer that is running Windows Server 2003.
  • You install a network adapter that has a valid MAC address on this computer.
  • You run the following command on this computer.
    uuidgen /x
In this scenario, you receive the following warning message.
Warning: Unable to determine your network address. The UUID generated is unique on this computer only. It should not be used on another computer.
Additionally, you receive an RPC_S_UUID_LOCAL_ONLY error when you use the UuidCreateSequential function.

CAUSE

This issue occurs because the operating system incorrectly evaluates MAC addresses of network adapters.

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 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.

After you install this hotfix, follow the steps that are listed in the "More Information" section to set the EnableUuidGenSupport registry key and to enable the hotfix.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must be running Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2). For more information about how to obtain a Windows Server 2003 service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
889100 How to obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2003

Restart requirement

You may have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

File information

The English (United States) version of this hotfix installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.
Windows Server 2003 SP2 file information notes
  • In addition to the files that are listed in these tables, this hotfix also installs an associated security catalog file (KBnumber.cat) that is signed with a Microsoft digital signature.
For all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2003 SP2
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Rpcrt4.dll5.2.3790.4678642,04810-Mar-201019:07x86
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2003 SP2
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Rpcrt4.dll5.2.3790.46781,680,38410-Mar-201017:05x64SP2Not Applicable
Wrpcrt4.dll5.2.3790.4678629,24810-Mar-201017:05x86SP2WOW
For all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2003 SP2
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Rpcrt4.dll5.2.3790.46782,711,04010-Mar-201017:05IA-64SP2Not Applicable
Wrpcrt4.dll5.2.3790.4678629,24810-Mar-201017:05x86SP2WOW

STATUS

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

MORE INFORMATION

Hotfix installation instructions


Warning If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

To enable this hotfix, follow these steps:
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1. Click Start , click Run , type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK .
2. Locate and then click to select the following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Rpc
3. After you select the key that is specified in step 2, point to New on the Edit menu, and then click DWORD Value .
4. Type EnableUuidGenSupport, and then press ENTER.
5. Right-click EnableUuidGenSupport, and then click Modify .
6. In the Value data box, type 1 , and then click OK .
7. On the File menu, click Exit to quit Registry Editor.

Note: Value: 1 (for enabling this feature),
Default Value: 0 (for disabling this feature)


For more information about software update terminology, 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: 981080 - Last Review: April 20, 2011 - Revision: 3.0
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