GetComputerNameEx May Return an Invalid Response on a Cluster Server Node

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Calls to the GetComputerNameExW Win32 API may return an invalid response on a Cluster Server node. The API may always return TRUE even though the name was not returned.
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   -----------------------------------------------------------   14-Jan-2002  10:12  5.00.2195.4797     41,744  Basesrv.dll         14-Jan-2002  10:12  5.00.2195.4829    708,880  Kernel32.dll        14-Jan-2002  10:12  5.00.2195.4797    476,432  Ntdll.dll           02-Jan-2002  21:15  5.00.2195.4805  1,688,192  Ntkrnlmp.exe        02-Jan-2002  21:17  5.00.2195.4805  1,687,744  Ntkrnlpa.exe        02-Jan-2002  21:17  5.00.2195.4805  1,708,480  Ntkrpamp.exe        02-Jan-2002  21:15  5.00.2195.4805  1,665,856  Ntoskrnl.exe     				

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 following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
296861 How to Install Multiple Windows Updates or Hotfixes with Only One Reboot

Article ID: 315910 - Last Review: 10/24/2013 09:17:21 - Revision: 3.2

Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 2

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