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Error message when you run the “ipconfig /renew” command on a computer that is running Windows Server 2003

Support for Windows Server 2003 ended on July 14, 2015

Microsoft ended support for Windows Server 2003 on July 14, 2015. This change has affected your software updates and security options. Learn what this means for you and how to stay protected.

Important This article contains information about how to modify the registry. Make sure that you back up the registry before you modify it. Make sure that you know how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up, restore, and modify the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
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When you run the ipconfig /renew command at a command prompt on a computer that is running Windows Server 2003, you may receive an error message that resembles one of the following:

Error message 1
Operation was attempted on something that is not a socket
Error message 2
Type: Warning
Date: Date
Time: Time
Event: Number
Source: DnsApi
Category: None
Computer: Name
Event Msg: The system failed to register host (A or AAAA) resource records (RRs) for network adapter with settings: Adapter Name : {Adaptor GUID} Host Name : name Primary Domain Suffix : DNS server list : Sent update to server : 172.26.x.y, 172.26.w.z IP Address(es) : The reason the system could not register these RRs during the update request was because of a system problem. You can manually retry DNS registration of the network adapter and its settings by typing "ipconfig /registerdns" at the command prompt. If problems still persist, contact your DNS server or network systems administrator. For specific error code, see the record data displayed below.
Error message 3
Type: Warning
Date: Date
Time: Time
Event: Number
Source: Dhcp
Category: None
Computer: Name
Event Msg: Your computer was not able to renew its address from the network (from the DHCP Server) for the Network Card with network address 000D606F3C82. The following error occurred: %%10038. Your computer will continue to try and obtain an address on its own from the network address (DHCP) server.
This problem may occur if Windows Deployment Server (WDSERVER) is running on the computer. The Windows Deployment service binds to the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) client port during the startup process. Therefore, the Windows Deployment service cannot set the SO_REUSEADDR socket option.
Warning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall the operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.

To resolve this problem, add the SharedPorts registry key to the registry. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
  2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
  3. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
  4. Type SharedPorts, and then press ENTER.
  5. On the Edit menu, click Modify.
  6. Type 1, and then click OK.

Article ID: 941147 - Last Review: 08/30/2007 22:54:39 - Revision: 1.1

Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86), Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86), Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

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