Using Asterisk for Preferred Server in NetWare Client Configuration Causes Dr. Watson Error Message in Services.exe

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SYMPTOMS
Using an asterisk (*) for the preferred server in the NetWare client configuration causes the following error message:
Application Access Violation for Services.exe (0x000005).
In Windows NT 4.0, this error message causes the computer to stop responding (hang). In Windows 2000, the access violation occurs but the computer recovers.
CAUSE
When you log on, if you are prompted for the NetWare client configuration, using an asterisk (alone or followed by any other characters) in the Preferred Server box causes the error message.

The error message also occurs if the following registry value has become corrupted:
HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\NWCWorkstation\Parameters\Option\{SID}\PreferredServer
RESOLUTION
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
STATUS
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.
Properties

Article ID: 260549 - Last Review: 10/20/2013 19:30:25 - Revision: 3.2

  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition
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