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Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 4 Readme.txt File (40-bit)

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======================================================================                  Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Workstation                       and Windows NT 4.0 Server                            Service Pack 4======================================================================        (c) Copyright Microsoft Corporation, 1998This document provides information about Microsoft Windows NT 4.0Workstation and Windows NT 4.0 Server Service Pack 4 (SP4), as well asanswers to questions that you might have.				
------------------------HOW TO USE THIS DOCUMENT------------------------To view Readme.txt on the screen in Notepad, maximize the Notepadwindow. For best viewing, click Edit, and then click Word Wrap.To print Readme.txt, open it in Notepad or another word processor,click the File menu, and then click Print. For best printing results,click Edit, click Set Font, type 9 in the Size box, and then click OK.For a current list of computer and hardware peripherals supported byWindows NT 4.0, see the Windows NT Hardware Compatibility Listat  INTRODUCTION     1.1  What's New in Service Pack 4     1.2  Downloading and Extracting the Service Pack2.0  INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR WINDOWS NT 4.0 SERVICE PACK 4     2.1  Before You Install the Service Pack     2.2  Installing the Service Pack     2.3  Service Pack Uninstall     2.4  Year 2000 Service Pack Installation3.0  USER NOTES     3.1  Emergency Repair Disk     3.2  Adding New Components to the System     3.3  Installing Symbol Files from the CD     3.4  Hardware Compatibility with Windows NT 4.0     3.5  DIGITAL Alpha Notes     3.6  Running Windows NT Administrative Tools from Remote Server     3.7  CryptoAPI and Authenticode     3.8  Uninstalling Internet Explorer     3.9  Certificate Server Notes     3.10 Internet Information Server 4.0, Secure Sockets Layer and          Root CA Certificates     3.11 Message Queue Notes     3.12 Installing COM Internet Services     3.13 Event Log Service     3.14 Upgrading a Cluster to SP44.0  ADDITIONAL FIXES AND WORKAROUNDS     4.1  Installing Windows NT 4.0 on a Windows NT 5.0 Computer     4.2  Dual Booting Between Versions of Windows NT 4.0 and          Windows NT 5.0     4.3  NTFS Version 4 and NTFS Version 5 Support     4.4  Installing SP4 on a Windows NT Server Enterprise Edition          System     4.5  Internet Information Server 4.0     4.6  Security Configuration Manager     4.7  Updating Audio Drivers     4.8  Microsoft Proxy Server5.0  APPLICATION NOTES     5.1  CheckIt Diagnostic Kit 4.0 by Touchstone     5.2  Norton CrashGuard 2.0 for Windows NT     5.3  Inoculan 4.0     5.4  Exceed     5.5  Terminal Server     5.6  Microsoft NetMeeting Y2K and Security Issues     5.7  Numega SoftIce     5.8  Microsoft BackOffice Small Business Server     5.9  Rational Visual Quantify Version 4     5.10 Microsoft IntelliPoint6.0  LIST OF BUGS FIXED IN WINDOWS NT 4.0 SERVICE PACKS 1-41.0  INTRODUCTION=================This release of Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 4 (SP4) is easy toapply while Windows NT is running and updates all files that are older thanthose included in this Windows NT Service Pack. Service Pack releases arecumulative and contain all previous Service Pack fixes and any new fixescreated after Service Pack 3.IMPORTANT: SP4 contains only 40-bit encryption. This release isn'tsupported for installation on an existing North American 128-bitinstallation of Windows NT 4.0. If you install SP4 on a computer with 128-bit encryption, system services might fail to start.IMPORTANT: It's recommended that you stop running any critical servicesbefore you apply Windows NT 4.0 SP4. For more preinstallationrecommendations, see section 2.1, "Before You Install the Service Pack."1.1  What's New in Service Pack 4---------------------------------1.1.1 Active Accessibility SupportMicrosoft Active Accessibility (MSAA) is a COM-based standard methodby which a utility program interacts with an application's userinterface (UI). Using MSAA applications can expose all UI elementsand objects with standard properties and methods. SP4 includes fivenew application programming interfaces (APIs). These new APIs include: - GetGUIThreadInfo - GetAncestor - RealChildWindowsFromPoint - RealGetWindowClassA - RealGetWindowClassW1.1.2 DCOM/HTTP TunnelingThis update allows DCOM client/server communication to cross firewalls overthe HTTP protocol port. The new protocol "Tunneling TCP" is used like otherDCOM protocols. The new moniker type OBJREF is passed in HTML to theclient. The benefits of Tunneling TCP include high performance, use ofexisting open ports in the firewall, and control of client access for proxyadministrators. For more information, see instructions on installing Tunneling TCP, see section 3.11, "InstallingCOM Internet Services" under User Notes.1.1.3 Euro Key PatchThe Euro Key Patch is an update to include the new European "euro" currencysymbol. The update supplies the core fonts (Arial, Courier New, and TimesNew Roman) and the keyboard drivers.1.1.4 InternetGroup Management Protocol (IGMP) v2IGMPv2 allows a computer to inform the router that it's leaving a group.This update enables the router to determine if there are no more members ina group and then executes a command to stop forwarding mcast packets on tothe link. This update is useful when users are frequently joining andleaving groups.1.1.5 Microsoft File and Print Service for NetWare (FPNW) Supportfor Client32Microsoft File and Print Services for NetWare permits the Windows NT 4.0Server to act as a NetWare 3.X Server and is able to process file and printrequests from NetWare clients without changing or updating the NetWareclient software. This Service Pack provides an update that allows WindowsNT 4.0 to support NetWare's Client32. This update installs only on thosecomputers that have the FPNW service already installed.1.1.6 Proquota.exeThe Proquota.exe is a utility that can be set up to monitor the size ofusers' profiles. If an individual user's profile exceeds the predeterminedfile limit, the user won't be able to log off of the computer until theuser reduces the size of the file.1.1.7 Remote Winsock (DNS/Port 53)Proxies or firewalls will often disable the Domain Name System (DNS) portnumber 53 in order to deter external sites from querying the internal DNSstructure. As a result, inbound response packets sent on port 53 can't bereceived. SP4 provides a solution to change the Windows NT DNS server portnumber and configure it to use a different port number when connectingoutbound.To enable this feature, a registry value "DWORD" is created. Locate\services\dns\parameters\SendOnNonDnsPort and set to a non-zero value to gooff port 53. If the value is < 1024 the server can use any port number. Ifthe value is > 1024 the server will use the port number specified.1.1.8 Remote Procedure Calls (RPC) Enhancements for Visual Basic (VB)RPC enhancements for VB have been provided in this release. In VB, a "UserData Type (UDT)" is added allowing the TypeLib arrangement of structures.These new user interfaces, IRecordInfo, provide UDT information and a UDTfield for the Access Database.1.1.9 Routing Information Protocol (RIP) ListenerIf you utilize RIP Listener on a computer running Windows NT 4.0, you canuse SP4 to update this component. If you want to install RIP Listener afteryou apply SP4, use the following procedure.To install the RIP Listener:1. Insert the SP4 CD into the disc drive, and change the folder to \I386   (or \Alpha).2. Copy Oemnsvir.wks to D:\<winntsystemroot>\system32\oemnsvir.inf.3. Click Start, point to Settings, and click Control Panel. Double- click   Network, and on the Services tab, click Add.4. In Network Service, select RIP for Internet Protocol, and then click OK.5. In the Windows NT Setup dialog box, type the path for the location of   the SP4 files and click OK.1.1.10 Visual Studio-MICSThis Service Pack includes an update to Visual Studio called Visual StudioAnalyzer Events. Visual Studio Analyzer Events provides a graphicalrepresentation of high-level behaviors and their solutions. Use VisualStudio Analyzer Events to view graphically simple tables of event logs, thesystem's performance, and Windows NT Performance Monitor (NT PerfMon), aswell as other system data.1.1.11 Year 2000 (Y2K) FixesThis Service Pack contains fixes for known Year 2000 issues for Windows NT4.0, including: - The User Manager and User Manager for Domains recognize the year 2000 as   a leap year. - The Date/Time Control Panel applet can update the system clock. - Find Files supports only numeric character recognition in the decades   field. - Word document properties recognize both 1900 and 2000 as valid centuries   and support four-digit years. - The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) administrators program   supports displaying the years between 2000-2009 with a minimum of two   digits.For more information, see section 2.4, "Year 2000 Service PackInstallation."1.1.12 Compaq Fiber Storage DriverThis driver and .Inf are located in the \Drvlib folder. When installed,the Compaq fiber storage driver along with the .Inf provides supportfor Compaq fiber storage devices. The certified devices are: - Compaq Fiber Channel Host Controller/P for PCI. - Compaq Fiber Channel Host Controller/E for EISA.1.1.13 Internet Explorer 4.01 Service Pack 1Internet Explorer 4.01 Service Pack 1 is located in SP4 in the\Msie401 folder. Run Ie4setup.exe to install this version of InternetExplorer on your computer.1.1.14 Message Queue (MSMQ) for Windows 95 ClientThis Service Pack also includes MSMQ Windows 95 Client fixes, locatedin the \Support\Msmq.95 folder. Most problems that are mentioned insection 3.10, "Message Queue (MSMQ) Notes," also apply to Windows 95.In addition, the Windows 95 MSMQ update fixes a problem causing longdelays with MQOpenQueue() and MQIS operations on offline computers.This MSMQ Windows 95 update doesn't have an uninstall option.1.1.15 Option Pack FixesThis Service Pack release includes Option Pack fixes and enhancements. Ifyou have the Internet Information Server version 4.0 Option Pack installed,the Service Pack 4 update program will automatically update the Option Packcomponents installed on your computer.When beginning the installation of the Windows NT Option Pack 4.0 on aserver with Windows NT SP 4.0 and Internet Information Server 3.0, thefollowing message may appear:"Setup detected that Windows NT 4.0 SP4 or greater is installed on yourmachine. We haven't tested this product on SP4. Do you wish to proceed?"The Windows NT Option Pack 4.0 is fully tested and supported to run onservers with the Windows NT Service Pack 4.0. Click Yes to continue Setup.NOTE: It’s recommended that you reinstall SP4 after you install Windows NTOption Pack 4.0. Otherwise, an MSMQ MQIS Controller installation won’t workuntil the Windows NT Service Pack 4.0 is reinstalled. Certificate Server   The Microsoft Certificate Server is a standards-based, highly   customizable server application for managing the creation, issuance, and   renewal of digital certificates. Certificate Server generates   certificates in standard X.509 format. These certificates are used for a   number of public-key security and authentication applications including,   but not limited to, server and client authentication under the Secure   Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol and secure e-mail using Secure/Multipurpose   Internet Mail.   The update to Certificate Server includes:    - Teletex Encoding--Data encoded as teletex in a certificate request      will be encoded as teletex data in the certificate issued. Formerly,      this data would have been encoded as Unicode in the certificate      issued.    - Serial Number--Serial numbers are generated according to X.509      standards. These serial numbers are automatically generated, unique,      and always positive. This is to accommodate restrictive mail clients.    - Backup/Restore--Specific backup requests are supported, including      backing up keys and certificates.    - An update to the default policy module so that mail certificates      issued are usable by Outlook 98.    - An update to Certificate Server to fix a problem with certificates      issued on February 29th of a leap year. Previously, the validity      period would have the NotBefore and NotAfter dates set to the same      date. With this update, NotBefore and NotAfter are now set correctly      in the context of the CA validity for certificates issued on February      29th of a leap year.   For information on how to use the keys and certificate backup/ restore   utility, go to the Knowledge Base at http://support. and search for KB article Q185195.   This release of Certificate Server doesn’t support certificate   hierarchies. However, a limited subset of the functions of Certificate   hierarchies work specifically with Exchange.   You can get additional information on this from a white paper titled   "Creating Certificate Hierarchies with Microsoft Certificate Server   Version 1.0." This is available as a self- extracting .exe file   (Hier3.exe) on the Microsoft Web site at Index Server   Index Server is a content indexing engine that provides full text   retrieval for Web sites. Index Server requires that Internet Information   Server be installed. Internet Information Server (IIS)   The following Internet Information Server version 4.0 Option Pack   components are installed on your computer:   1. Security Enhancements--Support for long file names for access      restrictions on a file or a folder.   2. Performance--Improvements on the logging and caching of information.      These improvements include, but aren't limited to:       - IIS 4.0 performance on extension mapping.       - IIS 4.0 memory performance for mapping log files.       - IIS 4.0 performance in mapping unmapped data files if         memory configuration is low or stressed. Message Queue (MSMQ) for Windows NT   This update to MSMQ includes:    - Performs cleanup of unused message file space every six hours to      reduce disk-space usage.      NOTE: This schedule may be configured via the      <MessageCleanupInterval> MSMQ registry key (in milliseconds).    - Clears all obsolete express message files when the MSMQ service      starts.    - Enforces case insensitivity with foreign language characters in      private queue names.    - Reduces occurrences of duplicate messages in persistent delivery      mode.    - Exhibits performance counters for remote queues after a system      recovery.    - Correctly shows per-session outgoing messages performance counters.    - MSMQ MQIS servers refresh cached information every 12 hours.    - Fixes a problem causing transactional messages to be rejected in some      cases.    - Allows specifying external certificates via the MSMQ ActiveX      components interface.    - Transactional messages can be read from connector queues after      restarting the MSMQ connector application.    - MQSetQueueSecurity for private queue is supported.    - MQCreateQueue for private queues now works on Windows NT Server 4.0      Option Pack installations on Microsoft Cluster Server computers.    - Supports sending Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Word documents      using ActiveX components.    - Fails when user attempts the renewal of internal certificates when      Primary Enterprise Controller (PEC) is unreachable.    - Machine quota limitation correctly recomputed after restarting the      MSMQ service.    - MSMQ COM objects correctly process asynchronous message arrival      events in multithreaded applications.    - Improved detection and reporting of corrupted message packets in      message files that could have resulted in a hung MSMQ service      previously.    - Transactional messages sent offline are no longer rejected with a bad      message class: MQMSG_CLASS_NACK_BAD_DST_Q. The symptom was that such      messages were immediately routed to the sender's exact dead letter      queue.    - Supports sending messages to different computers that have the same      IP address. This can happen when a server attempts to send messages      to two different RAS clients that happen to be assigned the same      address one after the other.    - Recovers correctly when sending messages from a server to a client      whose address is no longer valid (e.g., a RAS client that has timed-      out). Previously, extra message traffic might have been generated.    - Asynchronous messaging now functions correctly on Japanese Windows 95      when using the MSMQ COM objects.    - Fixes a problem in the MSMQ COM objects when referencing the response      and admin queue properties of a message for queues not explicitly      refreshed from the MQIS.    - In Windows 95, calling MQOpenQueue with a DIRECT format no longer      blocks for a long time.    - If the Windows NT 4.0 licensing service isn't running, then MSMQ per-      seat licensing is no longer enforced.    - A specific call to MQLocateBegin no longer causes an exception on the      MQIS server. This could have occurred previously when the Label      restriction specified with an incorrect vt argument (anything other      than VT_LPWSTR).    - MSMQ applications can be run by users logged on to local machine      accounts. Note that this used to work anyway for shadowed local      accounts -- i.e., for accounts that had "identical" local accounts      (user name/password) on the server machine. The default security for      queues created by such users is that everyone is granted full control      (in particular, read and delete permissions).    - A new MQIS update/restore utility is supplied that enables      administrators to seamlessly recover crashed MQIS servers. See      support\msmq.nt\MQISwizard.doc for more information. Microsoft Transaction Server (MTS)   MTS is updated with a new Java Context class. If you're building   applications using Visual J++, you can use the new Context class instead   of IObjectContext. The Context class allows you to do the following   using Visual J++:    - Declare that the object's work is complete.    - Prevent a transaction from being processed, either temporarily or      permanently.    - Instantiate other MTS objects and include their work within the scope      of the current object's transaction.    - Determine whether a caller is in a particular role.    - Determine whether security is enabled.    - Determine whether the object is executing within a transaction. See      the Visual J++ section of the Programmer's Reference for complete      documentation of the new class. SMTP, NNTP   Simple Mail Transport Protocol (SMTP), Network News Transport Protocol   (NNTP) enhancements are available in this Service Pack. SMTP now   supports the following services:    - Multiple virtual servers, or sites.    - ETRN command for dequeuing mail over dial-up connections.   To enable this functionality:   1. Create a text file with the following text:         set obj = GetObject ( "IIS://localhost/smtpsvc" )         obj.Put "SmtpServiceVersion", 2         obj.SetInfo      NOTE: This is an Active Directory Service Interface (ADSI)      script that will update a value in the metabase.   2. Save this file as Enable.vbs.   3. From a command prompt, type the following and press ENTER:         cscript enable.vbs      For more information, go to the Knowledge Base at http://support. and search for KB article Q183476.      You can also point to specific KB articles using the following      example: Security Configuration Manager (SCM)Security Configuration Manager (SCM) is an integrated security system thatgives administrators the ability to define and apply securityconfigurations for Windows NT Workstation and Windows NT Serverinstallations. SCM also has the capability to perform inspections of theinstalled systems to locate any degradation in the system's security. Forfurther information on SCM, including installation and usage instructions,refer to Readme.txt in the \Mssce folder.1.1.17 Web-based Enterprise Management (WBEM)WBEM/WMI is Microsoft's implementation of Web-Based Enterprise Management(WBEM), the new standard for representation of management information assupported by the Desktop Management Task Force. It surfaces importantmanagement data from Windows NT and makes it freely available to anymanagement tool through a number of well-defined interfaces so thatmanagement of Windows NT becomes much easier (included on CD-ROM only). Formore information on WMI, see consolidates and unifies the data provided by existing managementtechnologies. WBEM focuses on solving real enterprise issues by trackingproblem areas from the user/application level through the systems andnetwork layers to remote service/server instances. For more information,see can download the Web-Based Enterprise Management Software Developer'sKit (SDK) at http://wemd/sites/mig/ManagementAndPlanning/Document%20Library1/1/WMIv1/(02.14.2003)%20WBEM%20Competitive%20review.doc.1.1.18 Microsoft Windows NT Server NetShow ServicesSP4 contains an updated version of NetShow Services located on this CD inthe \NetShow folder. NetShow Services enables Internet service providers(ISPs) and organizations to deliver the highest-quality audio and video atevery bandwidth across the Internet or enterprise networks. This release ofNetShow Services features greatly enhanced audio and video that deliversthe best user experience. Simplified setup, configuration, andadministration of the NetShow server components and tools give ISPs areliable and cost-effective platform for hosting large amounts of content.Consult the NetShow Services information page (\NetShow\ntsp4-ns.htm) fordetails on installing and configuring this product. Before installing thisproduct, you should also carefully review the NetShow Services releasenotes at \NetShow\ns-readme.htm.1.1.19 Microsoft Windows Media PlayerMicrosoft Windows Media Player replaces Microsoft ActiveMovie as well asthe Microsoft NetShow Player. Windows Media Player has all the featuresfound in both of the other multimedia players, plus many more. It alsoupgrades existing Windows Media Player and ActiveMovie support to provideconvenient access to new Windows Media content. Windows Media Playersupports most local and streaming multimedia file types including WAV, AVI,QuickTime, RealAudio 4.0 and RealVideo 4.0. The new player takes over theclass IDs of the previous players. After you install the new player,programs that used the old class IDs will function as usual. Windows MediaPlayer is located in the \Mplayer2 folder on the compact disc.1.1.20 Security Privilege Must Be Enabled to View Security Event LogSP4 includes a bug fix in the Event Log service that requires that theSE_SECURITY_NAME privilege, also known as the Security privilege, beenabled in order to view and manage the security event log. By default,Windows NT grants the privilege to administrators and local System. Inorder to take effect however, the privilege must also be enabled in theprogram accessing the security event log.Prior to this change, members of the Administrators group and servicesrunning as local System could open the security log for read or changeaccess without enabling the Security privilege. If the privilege wasremoved from the Administrators group, members of the Administrators groupcould still manage the security log. This change enforces the securitymodel that administrators need to be granted the privilege to manage thesecurity log; they won't be able to manage the log simply because they aremembers of the Administrators group. Administrators can always grantthemselves the Security privilege to manage the security log, however,although this event can be audited.For more information, consult the Knowledge Base at and search for KB article Q188855.1.1.21 Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)This Service Pack includes several quality improvement fixes to correctknown Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) issues reported forMicrosoft DHCP Server, the DHCP Manager administration tool, and forMicrosoft DHCP-enabled clients running under earlier released versions ofWindows NT 4.0.These fixes address specific problems fully described in the Q184693"DHCP/WINS Release Notes for Windows NT 4.0 SP4 Update" article in theKnowledge Base:You can obtain the specific article from Microsoft Support Online at Windows Internet Naming Service (WINS)Windows NT Server includes the following new Windows Internet NamingService (WINS) and WINS Manager features: - Manual removal of dynamic WINS database records. - Multi-select operations for WINS database records. - Burst mode handling for WINS servers.1.1.23 Microsoft Routing and Remote Access Service (RRAS)SP4 can now be installed on a Windows NT 4.0 system running Routing andRemote Access Service (RRAS). SP4 will update your RRAS system to RRASHotfix 3.0 components automatically. If you install RRAS after installingSP4, you must reinstall SP4 to get the updated RRAS files to ensure RRASwill work properly. For more information on RRAS Hotfix 3.0, see PPTP Performance and Security UpdateSP4 now includes new performance and security updates to PPTP that greatlyincrease data transfer speeds and enhance security. The PPTP client andserver system must both be running the updated files to get the newbenefits. For more information, see support/kb/articles/q189/5/95.asp1.1.25 NTLMv2 SecuritySP4 contains an enhancement to NTLM security protocols called NTLMv2, whichsignificantly improves both the authentication and session securitymechanisms of NTLM. For more information, see Secure Channel EnhancementsSP4 contains an enhancement to the secure channel protocols used by memberworkstations and servers to communicate with their domain controllers andby domain controllers to communicate with other domain controllers. Inaddition to authentication, you can now encrypt and check the integrity ofthese communications. For more information, see q183/8/59.asp1.1.27 IP Helper API (IPHLPAPI)The IP Helper API provides Windows network configuration and statisticsinformation to Win32 applications. The public API is available on WindowsNT 4.0 and above, and Windows 95 and above. SP4 updates the API with a new.dll so that applications can communicate to a TCP/IP stack.1.1.28 Event Log ServiceThis Service Pack contains new features in the Event Log Service to assisthow administrators measure the reliability and availability of Windows NT.The SP4 Event Log Service records three new events in the system eventlog that are useful in measuring operating system availability: - Clean Shutdown Event (Event ID: 6006) - Dirty Shutdown Event (Event ID: 6008) - System Version Event (Event ID: 6009)See section 3.12, "Event Log Service," for more information.1.1.29 Domain Name Server (DNS) ServiceThis Service Pack includes several quality improvement fixes to correctknown Domain Name Server (DNS) issues reported for Microsoft DNS Server andthe DNS Manager administration tool. These fixes address specific problemsdescribed in the Q184693 "DNS/DHCP/WINS Release Notes for Windows NT 4.0SP4 Update" article in the Knowledge Base. You can obtain the specificarticle from Microsoft Support Online at  Downloading and Extracting the Service Pack------------------------------------------------If you have downloaded this Service Pack from an FTP site or a Web site,you should read the release notes completely before you extract and installthe Service Pack. For this release, these self-extracting executables arealso located at the root of the CD. They are Sp4alpha.exe for Alphaprocessor type systems and sp4i386 for Intel-based systems.After downloading the Service Pack, you'll have a compressed executablefile on your hard drive. To extract this file and begin the installationprocess, for example, type Sp4i386.exe at the command prompt or double-click the file from Windows NT Explorer. You can also extract the file intothe current folder without launching the installation program by using thecommand prompt switch /x (for example, at the command prompt, type sp4i386/x).2.0  INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR WINDOWS NT 4.0 SERVICE PACK 4================================================================Carefully read the installation instructions before you install ServicePack 4, as they may have changed from previous Service Packs.2.1  Before You Install the Service Pack----------------------------------------Close all active debugging sessions before installing this Service Pack,otherwise the Update program will be unable to replace system files thatare in use. If a file is in use when you install the Service Pack, a dialogbox will appear in which you can choose to cancel the installation or skipthe file copy. It's recommended you choose to cancel the installation, andthen uninstall SP4. To do this, run Spuninst.exe or click Start, point toSettings, click Control Panel, double-click Add/Remove Programs, and thenclick Uninstall Service Pack 4. Close all active sessions on the system,and then run Update.exe again to install the Service Pack.Also, to maximize the ability to recover the system in the event ofinstallation failure, it's recommended that you do the following beforeinstalling the Service Pack:1. Update the system Emergency Repair Disk using the Rdisk.exe command with   the /s switch.2. Perform a full backup of the system, including the system registry   files.3. Disable any nonessential third-party drivers and services (that is,   drivers and services that aren't required to boot the system).4. Contact the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) that provided the   driver or service for the updated versions of the file(s).5. Restart the computer and check Event Viewer to ensure there are no   system problems that could interfere with the installation of SP4.Users of NEC Versa 6050 or 6200 Series notebook computers, with Windows NTversion 4.0 preinstalled, should select "Yes" when SP4 Update.exe promptsyou to replace the hal.dll file.If your computer contains SystemSoft Card Wizard version 2.x or earlier,you must obtain SystemSoft Card Wizard version 3.00.01 or greater beforeinstalling Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 4. Otherwise, your operating systemwill no longer function. Contact SystemSoft at http://www.systemsoft.comfor further details.Advanced Power Management isn't supported by Windows NT 4.0. As a result,it's recommended that you remove Advanced Power Management features beforeinstalling this Service Pack.Power Management Utilities may not work on Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 4.Contact the vendor of your Power Management Utilities for an updatedversion to work with Windows NT 4.0 SP4.Do not install SP4 without the Silicon Graphics companion software. SP4requires additional files to update your Silicon Graphics system. For thesenecessary files, visit the Silicon Graphics Web site at  Installing the Service Pack--------------------------------To install the Service Pack from the CD1. Insert the Service Pack CD into your CD-ROM drive.2. If a Web page opens in your browser after you insert the CD, click   Windows NT Service Pack, and then click Install Service Pack.3. When you're asked whether you want to open the file Spsetup.bat or save   it to disk, click Open and then follow the instructions that appear on   the screen.   NOTE: To use the uninstall feature of this Service Pack, you must create   an Uninstall folder during the initial installation.4. If a Web page doesn't automatically open when you insert the CD, open   the Command Prompt window and change the folder to the drive letter   associated with the CD-ROM drive.5. Change the folder to \I386\Update or \Alpha\Update (depending upon   whether you have an x86 or Alpha CPU), and type UPDATE.6. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen.If SP4 doesn't install after you click Install Service Pack 4 from the CD,or your browser doesn't automatically display installation instructionswhen you insert the CD into your CD-ROM drive, start the Service Packinstall process manually from the CD. For more information, see "To installthe Service Pack from the CD" mentioned earlier in this section.NOTE: To use the uninstall feature of this Service Pack, you must create anUninstall folder during the initial installation.To install the Service Pack from a network drive1. Run the command to connect to the network drive that has the Service   Pack files.2. Change the drive letter to that network drive.3. Change the folder to \I386\Update or \Alpha\Update (depending upon   whether you have an x86 or Alpha CPU), and then type UPDATE.4. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen.NOTE: It's recommended that you choose to create an Uninstall folderthe first time you install the Service Pack.To install the Service Pack from the InternetUsing a Web browser (such as Internet Explorer 3.0 or later), visit content/servicepacks/ or Click the Install ServicePack 4 option to install SP4 on your computer. This Web page automaticallydetects which files need to be updated and then copies the appropriatefiles to a temporary folder on your computer. It then installs only thosefiles that are needed to update your computer.NOTE: If you use Web browsers other than Internet Explorer 3.0 or later,you may be unable to install the Service Pack through this update method.If you are unable to install the Service Pack using this option, downloadthe entire Service Pack from the Internet onto your computer and runupdate.exe locally.There are installation switches that can be used with Update.exe. Thefollowing syntax help is available by typing update /?:UPDATE [-u] [-f] [-n] [-o] [-z] [-q]      -u Unattended mode      -f Forces other apps to close at shutdown      -n Do not back up files for uninstall      -o Overwrite OEM files without prompting      -z Do not reboot when installation is complete      -q Quiet mode - no user interaction2.3  Service Pack Uninstall---------------------------This Service Pack contains an uninstall feature that you can use to restoreyour system to its previous state.To enable the uninstall option, run Update.exe. A subfolder in your WindowsNT folder named Uninstall will be created. This requires at least 80megabytes (MB) of free space on the drive on which Windows NT is installed.This is 40 MB for the uninstall folder and 40 MB for the Service Packupdated system files.To uninstall SP4, double-click the Add/Remove Programs control panel.Select Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 4, and click Add/Remove. If this optionisn't available, run Spuninst.exe from the \%systemroot%\ $NtServicePackUninstall$\spuninst\ folder.NOTE: If you install any applications or services that require SP4 or havebug fixes contained in SP4, uninstalling SP4 could adversely affect thoseapplications.If you want to uninstall SP4, the drive letter for the boot drive must bethe same as when you installed SP4. If you change the drive letter for theboot drive, you can't uninstall SP4.To uninstall Service Pack 2 and Service Pack 3, you had to run Update.exeand then select "Uninstall a previously installed Service Pack." Thisreturned your system to its previous state. After your system restarted,the Update.exe program replaced the files updated by the Service Pack withmost of the files from the previous installation and returned most of yourregistry settings to what they were before that Service Pack was installed.NOTE: If you uninstall SP4 on a system that previously had Service Pack 3(without Internet Explorer 4.0) installed on it, cryptography won't workcorrectly after the uninstall completes. To work around this issue,reinstall Service Pack 3 after you have uninstalled SP4.Uninstalling SP4 won't uninstall new versions of CryptoAPI and SChannel.NOTE: If you plan to install a previous Service Pack after uninstallingSP4, take note of the following important precaution. SP4 modifies theSecurity Account Manager (SAM) database and the Security database such thatolder versions of the Samsrv.dll, Samlib.dll, Lsasrv.dll, Services.exe,Msv1_0.dll and Winlogon.exe files no longer recognize the databasestructure. Therefore, the uninstall process doesn't restore these fileswhen uninstalling SP4. If you install a prior Service Pack (for example,Service Pack 3) after uninstalling SP4, click "No" on the "Confirm FileReplace" dialog boxes that ask if you want to overwrite Samsrv.dll andWinlogon.exe. If you overwrite the newer files with these older versions,you'll be unable to log on to the system.NOTE: If you're reinstalling SP4 after installing new software or hardware,you must choose to create a new Uninstall folder. To retain your ability toback out to a bootable configuration, copy the current Uninstall folder toa safe location before running the SP4 installation program.2.4  Year 2000 Service Pack Installation----------------------------------------Windows NT Service Pack 4 contains fixes for known Year 2000 issues in theWindows NT 4.0 operating system.To install the Year 2000 Service Pack from compact disc:Installing the Service Pack using Update.exe will update all necessaryfiles on your Windows NT 4.0 installation. It will also detect and informyou if any additional Microsoft components that require updating to resolveknown Year 2000 issues in the Windows NT 4.0 operating system. Follow theprocedure below to update your computer to resolve known Year 2000 issues.Run the Y2ksetup.exe program located in the \I386\Update (for x86-basedcomputers) or \Alpha\Update (for Alpha-based computers) folders on theService Pack 4 compact disc. This program automatically updates operatingsystem components as detected to resolve known Year 2000 issues.Note that this installation will require the system to be restarted one ormore times. There is no uninstall option available for Y2ksetup.exe.To install the Year 2000 Service Pack via the Web or FTP:Install the base Service Pack from one of the locations below to yourcomputer:;displaylang=en The download program will automatically detect which files need to beupdated. Once prompted with the File Download dialog, select "Run thisprogram from its current location" to perform a patched installation. Thiswill also detect and inform you if any additional Microsoft componentsrequire updating to resolve known Year 2000 issues on your Windows NT 4.0operating system. Follow the procedure below to resolve known Year 2000issues.Download the Year 2000 Service Pack (y2ksp4i.exe or y2ksp4a.exe) from oneof the locations below to your computer:;displaylang=en Run the self-extracting executable to expand the package. Run Y2ksetup.exefrom \I386\Update (for x86-based computers) or \Alpha\Update (for Alpha-based computers) folder at the target location. This program automaticallyupdates operating system components as detected to resolve known Year 2000issues.Note that this installation will require the system to be restarted one ormore times. There is no uninstall option available for Y2ksetup.exe.If you need to reinstall this Service Pack, run Update.exe from the\I386\Update or \Alpha\Update folders. It isn't necessary to uninstall theService Pack previous to running Update.exe more than once on the samesystem. Use \I386\Update\Y2ksetup.exe or \Alpha\Update\Y2ksetup.exe toresolve known Year 2000 issues in the Windows NT 4.0 operating system.There are installation switches that can be used with Y2ksetup.exe.The following switches are available:Y2KSETUP [-q] [-d]      -q silent mode installation      -d display only (does not install, only displays those operating         system components on the computer that contain known Year 2000         issues)2.4.2 Site Server Express 3.0There are known Year 2000 issues in the following components of Site ServerExpress 2.0: - Content Analyzer - Usage AnalystInstalling Site Server Express 3.0 directly from the Web or from the CDdoesn’t remove these components from your computer. You must installY2ksetup.exe to remove these components from your computer and install SiteServer Express 3.0, which contains an update for: - Usage Analyst - Posting AcceptorAn updated version of the Content Analyzer will be available for downloadfrom the Windows NT Service Pack 4.0 Web site.Known Site Server Express 3.0 setup issues: - When Y2KSetup installs Internet Explorer 4.01 SP1 and Site Server   Express 3.0, two IIS virtual roots that are required by Posting Acceptor   aren't created. It's recommended that you reinstall Site Server Express   3.0 by running Ssx.exe from the \Ssx folder on the CD.2.4.3 FrontPage Server Extension Year 2000 IssuesReleases of FrontPage 1.0, FrontPage 1.1 and FrontPage 97 are not Year2000 compliant. Releases of FrontPage 98 resolve known Year 2000 issues.If you have NTOP installed, you will have FrontPage 98 Server Extensions.It's possible to have two or more versions of the FrontPage ServerExtenders on your computer at one time. The installation of a versionthat isn't Year 2000 ready doesn't mean that you are actively runningthat version.To determine which version of the FrontPage Server Extenders are activelyin use on computers with FrontPage 98 or earlier - Run the FrontPage Server Administrator (Fpsrvwin.exe). - Click on each of the Web servers or virtual servers listed in the   box in the upper left area, which have been configured with the   FrontPage Server Extenders. - The version number of the FrontPage Server Extenders is displayed   to the right of the list. Version numbers where the first digit is   3 or greater resolve known Year 2000 issues (e.g. the first digit of the version number is a 1 or 2, then you shoulddownload and install the latest version of the FrontPage Server Extenders.Refer to for details on the latestavailable version is and how to download.2.4.4 IBM PS/1 ValuePointThere are known Year 2000 issues for Windows NT version 4.0 on 2.4.4 IBMPS/1 ValuePoint computers. To fix these known issues, you must in order to resolve known Year 2000 issues in older versions.From the \Ps1 folder on the CD, copy to the root of yourprimary boot partition on your computer. You do not need to reboot.For more information, go to the Knowledge Base at and search for KB article Q194301.For Year 2000 issues regarding Microsoft products or definitions regardingYear 2000 compliance, as used herein, see our Web site at  USER NOTES===============This section covers information that is specific to this ServicePack release.3.1  Emergency Repair Disk--------------------------If you use the Windows NT Emergency Repair Disk to repair your Windows NTsystem, which requires you to supply the original Windows NT media at sometime after you install Service Pack 4, you'll need to reinstall SP4 afterthe repair is completed. This is because the Emergency Repair Disk repairsyour system by restoring your original Windows NT 4.0 system files. Afterthe repair is completed, follow the Installation Instructions (Section 2.0)to reinstall SP4. For more information on using the Windows NT EmergencyRepair Disk utility, go to the Knowledge Base at and search for KB article Q146887.NOTE: To use the Emergency Repair Disk utility, you must have the updatedversion of Setupdd.sys. The updated version is contained in SP4. To updateyour version of Setupdd.sys, copy Setupdd.sys from the Service Pack to yourWindows NT 4.0 Setup Disk 2 from the original product media. This willreplace the older version of Setupdd.sys with the updated version. For moreinformation, consult the Knowledge Base at and search for KB article Q158423.3.2  Adding New Components to the System----------------------------------------If you change or add new software or hardware components to your systemafter you install SP4, you'll need to install the SP4 again. This isbecause the files included on the original Windows NT 4.0 media may not bethe same as the files on the Service Pack CD. You can't install newcomponents, such as a new keyboard or printer driver, directly from theService Pack media. You must install new components from the originalproduct media and then reinstall the Service Pack.For example, if you install the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)service after installing SP4, you'll need to reinstall the Service Pack. Ifyou fail to do so, you'll receive the error message "EntrypointSnmpSvcGetEnterpriseOID could not be located in Snmpapi.dll." This isbecause some of the files in the SNMP service have been updated in the SP4and you have a version mismatch. Reinstalling the Service Pack fixes theproblem by copying the newer versions of the files to your system.NOTE: SNMP security provides the ability to set a permission level on theSNMP agent computer. The permission level determines how the SNMP agentcomputer will process requests from an SNMP community.3.3  Installing Symbol Files from the CD----------------------------------------Each program file in Windows NT has a corresponding symbol file that isused to find the cause of kernel STOP errors. The symbols for SP4 files arecompressed in self-extracting executables named Sp4symi.exe andSp4syma.exe, for Intel and Alpha respectively. To install the symbol filescorresponding to the new binaries in SP4, run the executable and whenprompted, specify the path to the location of the previous version'ssymbols (for example, c:\winnt\symbols\). This copies the SP4 .dbg filesover the existing versions of these files.For more information about debugging in Windows NT, see Chapter 39,"Windows NT Debugger," in the Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Workstation ResourceKit.3.4  Hardware Compatibility with Windows NT 4.0-----------------------------------------------3.4.1 Video DriversDue to incompatibilities between the ATIRage drivers and Service Packsetup, the files Ati.sys and Ati.dll haven't been included with SP4. AnyATI drivers currently installed on your system will still functionnormally.If you install SP4 over SP3 on a computer that has a Number Nine VisualTechnologies Imagine 2 video card and drivers installed, you may experiencesome loss of functionality in the video driver, such as loss of anyresolutions requiring 256 or more colors. If you uninstall SP4 and revertto SP3, the Imagine 2 card may be unable to display 256 colors or higher.There is no known resolution for either of these two issues becausereinstalling the Imagine 2 video drivers doesn’t restore the lostfunctionality. Number Nine is aware of this issue and is working on a fix.3.4.2 Dell Latitude SystemsIf you're running Windows NT 4.0 on a Dell Latitude portable computer, yourDell-supplied Softex Advanced Power Management and PC Card Controllerservices (versions 2.0 and above) will continue to function after youinstall SP4. Softex version 1.0 will stop functioning after SP4installation. To update your system for SP4, install version 2.19 or laterof the Softex utilities, available from filelib/.Your computer will become unusable if you reinstall any version of Softexprior to 2.19 after installing SP4.3.4.3 Softex/Phoenix UtilitiesIf you're using any of the following Softex Incorporated or PhoenixTechnologies utilities, you may encounter problems running SP4: - Softex PC Card Controller, or Phoenix CardExecutive for Windows NT - Softex Power Management Controller, or Phoenix APM for Windows NT - Softex Docking Controller, or Phoenix NoteDock for Windows NT - Softex DeskPower Controller, or Phoenix DeskAPM for Windows NTFollow these guidelines:1. Obtain the version number of the utilities you're using.2. You must be running version 2.19 or later of the Softex or Phoenix   utilities to avoid problems with SP4. Don’t install or reinstall   any version of Softex or Phoenix utilities earlier than 2.19 on   your system, or your system might not boot. For more information,   visit the Softex Incorporated Web site at   or Phoenix Technologies at 255 SCSI Logical Unit SupportWindows NT 4.0 detects only the first 8 logical units on a SCSI device. Towork around this limitation, install SP4 and add the following key in theregistry:   \HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services   \[Driver Service Key]\Parameters\Device[N]      LargeLuns: REG_DWORD: 0x1where [Driver Service Key] is your SCSI driver name and [N] is the SCSIbus number.3.4.5 IBM PS/1 ValuePointThere are known Year 2000 issues for Windows NT version 4.0 on thiscomputer. It's necessary to upgrade in order to resolve knownYear 2000 issues in older versions.From the \Ps1 folder on the CD, copy to the root of yourprimary boot partition on your computer. You do not need to reboot.For more information, go to the Knowledge Base at and search for KB article Q194301.3.4.6 SystemSoft Card WizardIf your computer contains SystemSoft Card Wizard version 3.x and you haveinstalled SP4, you may have lost socket services functionality. Toworkaround this issue reinstall SystemSoft Card Wizard version 3.x orhigher after installing Service Pack 4. Or you can copy Pcmcia.sys from theService Pack 4 Uninstall folder, $ntservicepacekuninstall$, to the\%systemroot%\System32\Drivers folder on your computer. Reboot thecomputer.3.5  DIGITAL Alpha Notes------------------------3.5.1 Using Remotely Possible 32 with Matrox Millennium Display AdapterIf you use Remotely Possible 32 on an Alpha with a Matrox Millenniumdisplay adapter, don't use the Matrox drivers. Otherwise, your computerbluescreens after rebooting. You must use VGA-compatible display adapterdrivers to use Remotely Possible Lotus Notes 4.5If you want to use Lotus Notes and Internet Explorer 4.01 on an Alphacomputer that runs Windows NT 4.0, you must follow this sequence wheninstalling SP4:1. If you have Internet Explorer 4.01 on your computer, uninstall it.2. Install SP4.3. Install (or reinstall) Lotus Notes.4. Install Internet Explorer 4.01 from the SP4 CD. This problem will be   fixed in a future release.3.5.3 Alpha Fixes in SP4These notes describe problems on Alpha systems that have been resolvedsince the Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 3 release.NOTE: Windows NT 4.0 SP4 ships with HAL Revision D. This revision is alsocurrently available from Compaq. System Hangs on Alpha Systems with Only One Processor Physically   Present   The following Alpha systems, with only one processor physically present,   no longer hang when booted:      AlphaServer 4x00      AlphaServer 1200      AlphaStation 1200      DIGITAL Server 5000      DIGITAL Server 7000 Clock Interrupt Period Changed from 7.5 ms to 10 ms   In Windows NT 4.0 SP4, the effective clock interrupt period on the   following systems was changed from 7.5 ms to 10 ms:      AlphaServer 4x00      AlphaServer 1200      AlphaStation 1200      DIGITAL Server 5000      DIGITAL Server 7000   This change will provide parity with Intel systems and alleviate   performance anomalies caused by assumptions of 10 ms for the   resolution for timers (which is equal to the clock interrupt period). Pyxis Error Registers   HAL Revision D, which ships with Windows NT 4.0 SP4, supports updated   Pyxis error registers, which provide more meaningful information during   hardware crashes. Peer-to-Peer DMA Transfers   This Service Pack, together with the current AlphaBIOS firmware, now   allows peer-to-peer DMA transfers. PCI Devices with 256 MB of Memory or Greater   The following Alpha platforms now support PCI devices with 256 MB of   memory or greater for memory-mapped I/O:      AlphaServer 1000 5/xxx      AlphaServer 1000A 5/xxx      AlphaServer 800 or Digital Server 3000      AlphaStation 600      AlphaStation 500      Alpha XL 3xx Alpha Machines Sometimes Hang When Rebooting   The following systems no longer hang during an attempted reboot:      AlphaServer 4x00      AlphaServer 1200      AlphaStation 1200      DIGITAL Server 5000      DIGITAL Server 7000 I/O Performance Degradation or a Hung Machine Under Heavy I/O   Loads On Alpha machines with heavy I/O loads, certain device drivers   consumed too many DMA map registers. This sometimes caused poor I/O   performance or a hung machine. SP4 allows a greater number of DMA map   registers. Crashes on Alpha systems with STOP Code 0x0A   Minor "correctable" hardware errors no longer generate crashes with STOP   code 0x0A on following machines:      AlphaServer 1000 5/xxx      AlphaServer 1000A 5/xxx      AlphaServer 800 or Digital Server 3000      AlphaStation 600      AlphaStation 500      AlphaStation 600A      Alpha XL 3xx   3.5.4 DIGITAL Ultimate Workstation 533   SP4 won't update the Hal.dll file on the system because Hal.dll is   marked as an OEM file. To work around this, you must manually copy   Halrawmp.dll from SP4 to your system. To do this, first locate the   Hal.dll file on the system (in the OSLOADER subfolder), and then copy   Halrawmp.dll from SP4 to this folder, renaming it Hal.dll.   3.5.5 Installation Fails on Alpha Machines with Windows NT Option Pack   1.0 Installed   Security Configuration Manager (SCM) doesn't install on Alpha machines   that have the Windows NT Option Pack 1.0 for Alpha installed. This is   because the Mfc42u.dll file installed by the Windows NT Option Pack   isn't compatible with SCM.   To work around this, replace Mfc42u.dll installed by Windows NT Option   Pack 1.0 for Alpha with Mfc42u.dll from the Windows NT4.0 CD or from   Visual C 6.0. This may cause problems with the applications in the   Windows NT Option Pack 1.0 for Alpha. This will be fixed in the next   release of Windows NT.3.5.4 Microsoft Transaction Server and Distributed Transaction CoordinatorThe file TestOracleXAConfig.exe isn't automatically installed on DEC Alpha-based computers. If you are installing Windows NT 4.0 SP4 on an Alpha-basedcomputer and will be using Microsoft Transaction Server (MTS) or theDistributed Transaction Coordinator (DTC) with an Oracle or XA- compliantdatabase, you must manually copy this file from the CD-ROM to the%sysroot%\system32 folder on your hard drive. The symbol %sysroot%represents the installation folder for Windows NT. For example, if yourinstallation folder is C:\Winnt, you would copy it to C:\Winnt\Wystem32.TestOracleXAConfig.exe is located in the \Alpha folder on the Windows NT4.0 SP4 CD-ROM.If you are installing Windows NT 4.0 SP4 on an Intel-based computer,TestOracleXAConfig.exe is automatically installed during Setup.3.6  Running Windows NT Administrative Tools from Remote Server---------------------------------------------------------------In order to run administrative tools from a remote server, you mustupgrade the remote server to Service Pack 4. If you attempt to runadministrative tools from a remote machine that hasn't also beenupgraded to Service Pack 4, they will fail to load or won't functionproperly.3.7  CryptoAPI and Authenticode-------------------------------The Authenticode environment won't be set up correctly for existing useraccounts on upgrades from Windows NT 4.0 systems running Internet Explorer3.02. This doesn't affect new user accounts created on the system. Also,upgrades from Windows NT 4.0 systems with Internet Explorer 4.0 or lateraren't affected.Each user needs to enter the following command line in a command promptwindow before they use Authenticode:   setreg 1 false 2 true 3 false 4 false 5 true 6 false 7 true 8 false 9   false 10 falseSetreg.exe isn't part of SP4; you can download it as part of the CryptoAPItools. You can install the latest CryptoAPI tools (Internet Explorer 4.0 orlater) from the Platform SDK on MSDN.The CryptoAPI tools (also known as Authenticode Signing tools) that werereleased for Internet Explorer 3.02 are no longer supported. Tools releasedfor Internet Explorer 4.0 will continue to work on Service Pack 4.If you install SP4 on a system with Internet Explorer 4.0 or later and thenuninstall Internet Explorer, newer CryptoAPI components will be partiallyuninstalled. This problem doesn't affect the system if Internet Explorer4.0 was installed after SP4. Reinstall SP4 after uninstalling InternetExplorer for full functionality.To ensure proper CryptoAPI functionality, it’s recommended that you installInternet Explorer 3.02 or later before you install SP4. The following is alist of known problems when Internet Explorer 3.02 or later is installedafter SP4: - Certain CryptoAP2 networking functions have a dependency on Wininet.dll   and may fail if Wininet.dll isn't on the system. To work around this,   install Internet Explorer 3.02 or later before installing SP4. - Certificate revocation checking fails if you install Internet Explorer   4.0 after you install SP4. To fix this, reinstall SP4 after installing   Internet Explorer 4.0. This will be fixed in a future release of   Internet Explorer. - Certain CryptoAPI-related file extensions (.Cer, .Crt, and .Der) aren't   registered correctly when Internet Explorer 4.0 is installed after SP4.   To restore the file extension registration, run the following command   line:      Regsvr32.exe cryptext.dllThis will be fixed in a future release of Internet Explorer.3.8  Uninstalling Internet Explorer-----------------------------------On a system that had Internet Explorer 4.0 or later installed and then hadSP4 applied, uninstalling Internet Explorer will partially uninstall newerCryptoAPI components. Reinstall SP4 after uninstalling Internet Explorer.This problem doesn't affect the system if Internet Explorer was installedafter SP4.3.9  Certificate Server Notes-----------------------------3.9.1 Known Problems and Limitations:1. Be sure to consult the release notes for the Certificate Server   version 1.0 as shipped with the Windows NT Option Pack. Also   consult the QFE update release at    iis/iis-public/fixes/usa/certserv.2. Do not perform an initial installation of Certificate Server on   February 29th of a leap year. The validity period for the server   will be set incorrectly. To work around this, set the machine   time to the day before (February 28th), perform the installation,   and then reset the machine time back to February 29th. There   is no problem issuing certificates on February 29th, once the   certificate server is successfully installed (as noted above).3. If you install Certificate Server on top of SP4, you may receive   a "Some system services could not start" error message upon   system startup. Click OK to continue, and check the Event Viewer   log for the specific error.   Event ID: 7000   Source: Service Control Manager   Description: The Certificate Authority service failed to start due   to the following error: The service did not respond to the start or   control request in a timely fashion.   Event ID: 7009   Source: Service Control Manager   Description: Timeout (120000 milliseconds) waiting for service to   connect.   There are no workarounds for this problem.3.9.2 Virtual Directory Attributes for Certificate ServerIIS enforces the application attribute of virtual directories in sucha way that the Certificate Server's administration Web pages fail.This failure appears in the form of database access errors that areidentified by an E78 access failure code. You will be unable to accessthe Certificate Server log and queue from the administration Web pages.To work around this problem, make sure that the application attributefor the Certificate Administration (CertAdm) folder is applied.To apply the application attribute for CertAdm folder:1. Click Start, point to Programs, point to Windows NT 4.0   Option Pack, point to Microsoft Internet Information Server, and   then click Internet Service Manager.2. In MMC, open the left pane entries until the Default Web Site is   visible.3. Double-click the Default Web Site. The right pane now contains the   first level of virtual directories for the Web server.4. Right-click the CertAdm virtual directory.5. Click Properties.6. In the Application Settings section of the Virtual Directory tab,   click Create.7. Click Apply, and then click OK.3.9.3 Invalid Hash Algorithm Accepted on InstallationDuring Certificate Server installation, don't select HMAC as the hashalgorithm the Certificate Server should use when issuing certificates.Although HMAC is among the selections on the optional Advanced Settingspage, this isn't a valid use of this algorithm. If HMAC is selected,installation of the Certificate Server will fail.For more information about Certificate Server, consult the MicrosoftKnowledge Base.3.10  Internet Information Server 4.0, Secure Sockets Layer and RootCertifying Authority Certificates, and the IISCA.EXE Tool--------------------------------------------------------------------If you use Internet Information Server 4.0 (IIS) with secure sockets layer(SSL) and you have installed a root certifying authority certificate (otherthan those issued by well-known third parties, such as Verisign, ThawteConsulting, or Microsoft), you may need to reinstall the affected rootcertifying authority certificates after you install SP4. You need to dothis if you're using Microsoft Certificate Server 1.0, which shipped withthe Windows NT Option Pack.				

Article ID: 194507 - Last Review: 08/10/2007 07:38:34 - Revision: 7.4

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