RASMAN Registry Values Cannot Be Set Higher Than 0xFF

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SYMPTOMS
Your server running both Windows NT version 4.0 and the Remote AccessService (RAS) may receive the following event in Event Viewer:
   Event ID: 20051   Source: RAS   Type: Error   Description: Using the default value for Registry parameter                RestartTimer because the value given is not in the legal                range for the parameter.				

This happens when the following registry settings have been set to higherthat 0xFF:

The following registry parameters can be found under:
   HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Rasman\PPP      RestartTimer      MaxConfigure      MaxFailure      MaxReject      MaxTerminate				

The resource kit documentation states that values under the registry keymentioned above can be set as high as 0xFFFFFFFF. The product documentationstates this value as unlimited. The maximum is actually 0xFF.
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.
Properties

Article ID: 193596 - Last Review: 10/10/2013 22:24:18 - Revision: 1.2

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