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WINS Service Fails to Start With More Than 99 PersonaNonGrata (PNG) Entries

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SYMPTOMS
If you enter more than 99 IP addresses in the PersonaNonGrata (PNG) valuein the registry, the WINS server will not start. Event ID 7023 and 4165 arelogged to the System Event Log on the WINS server.

NOTE: This problem can occur on a computer with Service Pack 4 installed if the PersonaNonGrata list contains duplicate entries and there are more than 99 IP addresses. Removing the duplicate entries will resolve the problem.
CAUSE
Because of a buffer calculation, WINS is unable to handle the PNG buffersize when creating the PNG key with more than 99 IP addresses. The buffersize calculation has been reworked to handle more than 99 IP addresses.
RESOLUTION
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows NT 4.0 or Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
152734 How to Obtain the Latest Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack

STATUS
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Windows NT 4.0 and Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition. This problem was first corrected in Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 4.0 and Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition Service Pack 4.
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Article ID: 191775 - Last Review: 10/10/2013 20:47:49 - Revision: 2.2

Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition, Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition, Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition, Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Enterprise Edition

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