Network connectivity may be lost when you use DHCP to configure IP settings on a Windows XP Service Pack 2-based computer
You configure a Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2)-based client computer as follows:
- You use Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) to configure IP settings.
- You configure fallback options in case the client computer cannot connect to a DHCP server.
ipconfig /setclassid * myuserclassIf you configure a class ID, the fallback IP configuration of the client computer cannot be used. IP addresses, such as those of the default gateway, of the DNS servers, and of the WINS servers are unavailable. Network connectivity may be lost.
Hotfix informationA 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. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.
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PrerequisitesThere are no prerequisites to install this hotfix.
Restart requirementYou must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement informationThis hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.
File informationThe English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) 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 item in Control Panel.
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Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
When this problem occurs, the ipconfig /all command displays information that resembles the following:
Windows IP Configuration Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : xp1 Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . : contoso.com Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : contoso.comEthernet adapter Local Area Connection: Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Description . . . . . . . . . . . : 3Com 3C920 Integrated Fast Ethernet Controller Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-01-02-03-04-05 Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . : 10.10.99.99 Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0 Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : DHCP Class ID . . . . . . . . . . : myclassidAdditionally, registry entries, such as the
DhcpDefaultGatewayentry, are removed from the following registry subkey:
For more information about this problem in Windows XP with Service Pack 1, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
922861 Network connectivity may be lost when you use DHCP to configure IP settings on a Windows XP Service Pack 1-based computerFor more information about the terms that are used in this article, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
dhcp class id fallback alternate
Article ID: 915357 - Last Review: 10/09/2011 05:51:00 - Revision: 5.0
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