Viewing Computer from MMC Causes an Access Violation to Occur

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If you use the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) to view the informationof a computer that contains more than 256 characters in its DNS name, anaccess violation error occurs.
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

Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Internet InformationServer version 4.0. 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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MMC successfully connects to the computer, but when the plus sign next tothe computer name is clicked in the scope pane of the MMC, the accessviolation occurs.

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Article ID: 193614 - Last Review: 10/26/2013 12:28:00 - Revision: 5.0

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