- Windows NT Server 4.0 Service Pack 3 (SP3) or earlier
- Windows NT Terminal Server 4.0 without Service Pack 4 (SP4)
Depending on the hardware configuration of the specific computer, the default value may not be large enough for the SRV service to properly administer shared folders on some of the physical drives. You may see one or both of the following event messages:
Description: The server's configuration parameter "irpstacksize" is too small for the server to use a local device. Please increase the value of this parameter.
Event ID: 0
Description: Description for Event ID 0 could not be found. It contains the insertion string \device\LanManServer.
Note An antivirus program is designed to help protect your computer from viruses. You must not download or open files from sources that you do not trust, visit Web sites that you do not trust, or open e-mail attachments when your antivirus program is disabled.
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You can increase the IRPStackSize value. You must first add this value to the following key if it is not already present:
Value Name: IRPStackSize
Data Type: DWORD
NOTE: It is not always advisable to set the IRPStackSize value to its maximum of 12. Generally, you should start the value at 4 and work your way up, increasing the value by 1 each time. The problem may still occur if the value is too high.
This error message may also occur after installing or uninstalling virus-scanning software. You may want to remove the virus-scanning software or increase the IRPStackSize if you need to use the software.
Products: Norton AntiVirus 2000, Norton AntiVirus 2001, Norton AntiVirus 5.0 - Windows NT, Norton AntiVirus 5.0 - Windows NT Server, Norton AntiVirus Corporate Edition 6.0, Norton AntiVirus Corporate Edition 7.0
Operating Systems: Windows NT 4.0, Windows NT3.51, Windows NT 4.0 Server, Windows NT3.51 Server.
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Article ID: 225782 - Last Review: Sep 11, 2011 - Revision: 1