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When you use the Netdiag.exe tool to view network configurations and settings, you may receive the following error message in the console and the Netdiag.log file:
[WARNING] Failed to query SPN registration on DC 'DNS domain name'.
This problem can occur when the down-level NetBIOS domain name is different than the DNS domain name. This configuration is made possible by the DCPROMO process, and is not necessarily a cause for concern.
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 ----------------------------------------------------------- 5/29/2001 09:54a 5.0.2195.3649 389,392 Netdiag.exe
Note that the hotfix that is described in this article only resolves this problem in situations where the two domain names differ.
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 3.
For additional information about how to obtain a hotfix for Windows 2000 Datacenter Server, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
265173 The Datacenter Program and Windows 2000 Datacenter Server Product
For additional information about how to install multiple hotfixes with only one reboot, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
296861 Use QChain.exe to Install Multiple Hotfixes with One Reboot
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