Clicking the Network Icon Does Not Open the Local Area Connection Status Window After You Bring Your Computer out of Standby

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After you bring your Windows 2000-based computer out of the standby state and then click the network icon in the notification area, at the far right of the taskbar, the Local Area Connection Status window does not open.

Hotfix Information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site: Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.


This hotfix requires Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 (SP3) or later.

Restart Requirement

The hotfix installer will tell you if you have to restart the computer.

Hotfix Replacement Information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File Information

The English version of this fix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
   Date         Time    Version         Size     File name    --------------------------------------------------------------    20-May-2003  22:28   5.0.2195.6683   55,568   Clusapi.dll    12-Mar-2003  18:02   5.0.2195.6683   67,760   Clusnet.sys    11-Apr-2003  00:40   5.0.2195.6735  683,280   Clussvc.exe    20-May-2003  22:28   5.0.2195.6660   95,504   Netman.dll    20-May-2003  22:28   5.0.2195.6747  474,896   Netshell.dll    12-Mar-2003  18:02   5.0.2195.6683   54,544   Resrcmon.exe
To work around this problem, open Local Area Connection Status by using the Start menu. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Network and Dial Up connections.
  2. In the Network and Dial-up Connections window, right-click Local Area Connection, and then click Status.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.
For additional information about how hotfix packages are named, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
816915 New Naming Schema for Microsoft Windows Hotfix Packages
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Article ID: 821290 - Last Review: 12/08/2015 02:48:46 - Revision: 3.5

Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition, Microsoft Windows 2000 Server, Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server

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