DHCP-Enabled WINS Client May Refresh Netbt Name Cache Frequently

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When a DHCP-enabled WINS client performs a name registration with WINS, it gets a Time To Live (TTL) value. In certain conditions, after the first refresh cycle occurs (at TTL/2) or when a nbtstat -RR command is issued, clients may refresh the name cache very frequently.
After the first refresh cycle occurs or when the nbtstat -RR command is issued, the WINS client starts to refresh every 10 minutes. This causes the load on the WINS server to increase and causes the WINS server to enter "burst" mode and give lower TTL values to all the clients, even for new name registrations.
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   -----------------------------------------------------------   3/29/2001  06:47a  5.0.2195.2909     142,992   Netbt.sys   3/29/2001  10:52a      -           1,014,032   Sp2.cat				

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: 294234 - Last Review: 10/23/2013 17:41:36 - Revision: 3.3

Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 1, Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 1

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