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When you attempt to start Windows Internet Naming Service (WINS) on acomputer that has one network interface card (NIC), the following eventappears in the Event Viewer system log:
Event ID: 4280 Source: WINS Type: Error Description: The machine you are running the WINS server on does not have a valid address. When WINS requested the system for the address, it got 0.0.0.0 as the address.
This problem occurs if the WINS client binds last, and TCP/IP is belowRemote Access Service (RAS). WINS binds to the first NIC on a computer thathas multiple NICs bound to TCP/IP.
To resolve this problem, install the fix mentioned below.
To work around this problem:
Run Control Panel and choose Network.
In the Show Bindings For list box, choose WINS Client(TCP/IP).
Ensure TCP/IP binds before RAS (Remote Access WAN Wrapper).
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Windows NT versions 3.5and 3.51. This problem was corrected in the latest U.S. Service Pack forWindows NT Workstation or Server version 3.51. For information on obtainingthis update, query on the following word in the Microsoft Knowledge Base(without the spaces):