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RPC Endpoint Mapper May Register the Same Interfaces

This article was previously published under Q265254
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When Remote Procedure Call (RPC) listens on a specific network address, the full machine name is returned instead of the network address that you asked to listen.
When you register an RPC endpoint to an interface with the same interface/GUID of a previously-registered endpoint, the newer endpoint mapping overwrites the previous endpoint mapping. The endpoint mapper does not allow two processes to register the same interface.
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
The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
   Date      Time    Version       Size     File name   --------------------------------------------------   6/13/00   9:03PM  5.0.2195.2096 178,000  Rpcss.dll				

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 2.
For additional information about how to install Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 hotfixes at the same time, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
249149 Installing Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 Hotfixes

Article ID: 265254 - Last Review: 10/20/2013 21:55:09 - Revision: 3.3

Microsoft Windows 2000 Server, Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition

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