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When you install the AppleTalk protocol, AppleTalk does not bind to the installed network adapter. Event Viewer may log the following error message:
No adapter is configured to be the default adapter. AppleTalk was not initialized on any adapter.
This behavior can occur if a previously installed network adapter is physically removed and replaced with a different network adapter.
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 2.
AppleTalk requires that you select one of the adapters on the computer as the default adapter. If the default adapter is not chosen correctly, AppleTalk does not function correctly. In this instance, the AppleTalk protocol selects an adapter that no longer physically exists on the computer.