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When the Message Queuing (MSMQ) service on an MSMQ client computer initializes, it always broadcasts to the network to locate an MSMQ Server.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
260910 How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.
This problem was first corrected in Windows 2000 Service Pack 1.
A broadcast to search for MSMQ Servers in the site should only happen when the IP address of the computer has changed, or when the computer is logging on to the network by using a Remote Access Service (RAS) connection.
When an MSMQ service starts, if its IP address has changed since the last initialization of MSMQ, it broadcasts to the site using User Datagram Protocol (UDP) messages to attempt to contact an MSMQ Server. If the IP address has not changed, this broadcast does not happen, and the MSMQ service uses the same MSMQ Server that it was using previously.