FIX: EAP reauthentication may not occur and the Wireless Zero Configuration service may not work correctly when you try to use a third-party application in Windows XP

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When you try to use a third-party application that uses the Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) in Microsoft Windows XP, EAP reauthentication may not occur when it is required. Additionally, the Wireless Zero Configuration service in Windows XP may not work correctly. This problem may continue to occur after you restart the Wireless Zero Configuration service.

Note This problem may occur when you use Windows XP or Windows XP with Service Pack 2.
This problem occurs because the third-party application is configured to wait approximately 45 seconds before EAP reauthentication occurs. When the application is configured in this manner, EAP reauthentication may stop occurring after a random period of time. Additionally, the Wireless Zero Configuration service may not display any message for you to approve a reauthentication process.

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.


There are no prerequisites for installing this hotfix.

Restart requirement

You must restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

Hotfix file information

The 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.
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Updspapi.dll6.2.29.0371,42412-Oct-200523:12x86NoneNot Applicable
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
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Article ID: 923154 - Last Review: 01/16/2015 09:15:52 - Revision: 3.0

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