FIX: A Windows Embedded CE 6.0-based device does not receive a reply that contains DNS recursive name server information and domain search list information from a stateless DHCPv6 server


Symptoms


Consider the following scenario:
  • An IP version 6 (IPv6) network uses one of following kinds of stateless DHCP for IPv6 (DHCPv6) servers:
    • A Windows Server 2008-based computer
    • Dibbler
  • The stateless DHCPv6 server is configured to provide the DNS Recursive Name Server option (23) and the Domain Search List option (24).
  • You connect a Windows Embedded CE 6.0-based device to the IPv6 network.

In this scenario, the Windows Embedded CE 6.0-based device does not receive a reply that contains DNS recursive name server information and domain search list information from the stateless DHCPv6 server. You expect the Windows Embedded CE 6.0-based device to receive a reply that contains DNS recursive name server information and domain search list information from the stateless DHCPv6 server.

Additionally, if you connect a non-x86 Windows Embedded CE 6.0-based device to Dibbler, you may receive the following error message:
17095 PID:400002 TID:5360002 Exception 'Data Abort' (4): Thread-Id=05360002(pth=85187504), Proc-Id=00400002(pprc=82184308) 'NK.EXE', VM-active=05d30002(pprc=851acb74) 'explorer.exe' 17095 PID:400002 TID:5360002 PC=c0928290(dhcpv6l.dll+0x00008290) RA=c0928314(dhcpv6l.dll+0x00008314) SP=d1c6fdf4, BVA=00000000

Cause


This problem occurs because the DHCPv6 Information Request packet that the Windows Embedded CE 6.0-based device sends does not contain a Client Identifier and a Vendor Class Identifier.

Resolution


Software update information

A supported software update is now available from Microsoft as Windows CE 6.0 Platform Builder Monthly Update (November 2008). You can confirm this by scrolling to the "File information" section of this article. The package file name contains the product version, date, Knowledge Base article number, and processor type. The package file name format is:
Product version-yymmdd-kbnnnnnn-processor type
For example: Wincepb50-060503-kb917590-armv4i.msi is the ARMV4i Windows CE 5.0 Platform Builder fix that is documented in KB article 917590 and that is contained in the May 2006 monthly update. To resolve this problem immediately, click the following article number for information about obtaining Windows CE Platform Builder and core operating system software updates:
837392 How to locate core operating system fixes for Microsoft Windows CE Platform Builder products

Prerequisites


This software update is supported only if all previously issued software updates for this product are also applied.

Restart requirement

After you apply this software update, you must perform a clean build of the whole platform. To do this, use one of the following methods:
  • On the
    Buildmenu, click
    Clean, and then click
    Build Platform.
  • On the
    Buildmenu, click
    Rebuild Platform.
You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this software update.

Software update replacement information


This software update does not replace any other software updates.

File information

The English version of this package has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table.
File nameFile sizeDateTime
Wincepb60-081113-kb957901-armv4i.msi815,61618-Nov-200819:08
Wincepb60-081113-kb957901-mipsii.msi803,84018-Nov-200819:08
Wincepb60-081113-kb957901-mipsii_fp.msi805,37618-Nov-200819:08
Wincepb60-081113-kb957901-mipsiv.msi810,49618-Nov-200819:08
Wincepb60-081113-kb957901-mipsiv_fp.msi811,52018-Nov-200819:08
Wincepb60-081113-kb957901-sh4.msi783,87218-Nov-200819:08
Wincepb60-081113-kb957901-x86.msi768,51218-Nov-200819:08
The English version of this software update 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.
File nameFile sizeDateTimePath
Messagemgr.c46,54112-Nov-200819:21\private\winceos\comm\dhcpv6lite\service\
Optionmgr.c31,22112-Nov-200819:21\private\winceos\comm\dhcpv6lite\service\
Optionmgr.h3,22812-Nov-200819:21\private\winceos\comm\dhcpv6lite\service\
Dhcpv6l.lib642,19612-Nov-200818:57public\common\oak\lib\armv4i\debug
Dhcpv6l.lib534,11812-Nov-200818:57public\common\oak\lib\armv4i\retail
Dhcpv6l.lib628,59412-Nov-200818:57public\common\oak\lib\mipsii\debug
Dhcpv6l.lib529,22612-Nov-200818:57public\common\oak\lib\mipsii\retail
Dhcpv6l.lib630,01012-Nov-200818:58public\common\oak\lib\mipsii_fp\debug
Dhcpv6l.lib530,29012-Nov-200818:57public\common\oak\lib\mipsii_fp\retail
Dhcpv6l.lib636,69212-Nov-200818:58public\common\oak\lib\mipsiv\debug
Dhcpv6l.lib538,41012-Nov-200818:58public\common\oak\lib\mipsiv\retail
Dhcpv6l.lib637,26612-Nov-200818:58public\common\oak\lib\mipsiv_fp\debug
Dhcpv6l.lib538,80212-Nov-200818:58public\common\oak\lib\mipsiv_fp\retail
Dhcpv6l.lib574,97212-Nov-200818:59public\common\oak\lib\sh4\debug
Dhcpv6l.lib499,56212-Nov-200818:59public\common\oak\lib\sh4\retail
Dhcpv6l.lib578,39412-Nov-200818:56public\common\oak\lib\x86\debug
Dhcpv6l.lib508,95212-Nov-200818:56public\common\oak\lib\x86\retail

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 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