This article was previously published under Q318437
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If you use the Routing and Remote Access feature of Windows 2000 and you also use virtual private networking (VPN) and network address translation (NAT) functionality on the same computer, you may receive the following error message:
If an IP packet that is sent through NAT is updated by NAT, the reference count for the routes is not updated correctly. The cleanup routine does not work because of the inaccurate reference count.
Service Pack Information
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
260910 How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack
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.The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
Date Time Version Size File name -------------------------------------------------------- 19-Nov-2001 16:42 5.0.2195.4667 118,896 Afd.sys 22-May-2002 17:24 5.0.2195.5823 313,232 Tcpip.sys 30-Jul-2001 20:15 5.0.2195.3988 16,240 Tdi.sys 22-May-2002 17:26 5.0.2195.4874 105,232 Msafd.dll 22-May-2002 17:26 5.0.2195.4874 17,680 Wshtcpip.dll
To work around this problem, move the NAT to a different server that does not accept VPN connections.
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 Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4.
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 article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
296861 Use QChain.exe to Install Multiple Hotfixes with One Reboot