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If a program such as Microsoft SNA Server uses the Dlc.sys driver and asks the DLC driver for a link station that goes over a supported number (such as the 256th link station), the Dlc.sys driver responds correctly with return code 0x57, but it sets the returned parameters in the wrong way. The SAP_STATION_COUNT that should be the actual number of stations that are allocated for the sap is incorrectly set to 0. This problem has been found by using the SNA Server Distributed Link Service (DLS) function to connect hundreds of remote servers to a central SNA Server. In the presence of network problems, the DLC_REALLOCATE requests to the central DLC driver may exceed the SAP-supported limit.
This problem can occur when the DLC driver general error handling code is processing the return buffers for an API such as DLC_REALLOCATE in a wrong format.
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
Windows NT 4.0
A supported fix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that is described in this article. Apply it only to computers that are experiencing this specific problem.
To resolve this problem, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the fix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services phone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
NOTE: In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.
The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
Date Size File name Platform -------------------------------------- 12/29/99 55,376 Dlc.sys x86 12/29/99 102,448 Dlc.sys Alpha
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Windows 2000. This problem was first corrected in Windows 2000 Service Pack 1.
Windows NT 4.0
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Windows NT 4.0.
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