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When you try to replicate the COM+ catalog from one Windows 2000 Server to another with Windows 2000 Server with .NET Framework installed on the source computer, COMREPL does not respond.
This behavior occurs when the COMREPL utility tries to incorrectly export the .NET utilities library application.
If you view the comrepl.log file that is located in your Winnt\System32\Com\Replication folder on the destination server, you see that the computer does not respond when it tries to install the .NET Utilities application.
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
To resolve this problem, obtain the Microsoft COM+ Rollup Hotfix 23. For additional information, see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
330081 INFO: Availability of Windows 2000 Post-Service Pack 3 COM+ Hotfix Rollup Package 23
A supported fix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that is described in this article. Apply it only to computers that are experiencing this specific problem. This fix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, Microsoft recommends that you wait for the next Windows 2000 service pack that contains this hotfix.
To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the fix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services phone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
NOTE : In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The typical support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.
To work around this problem, run COMREPL before you install the .NET Framework on your source computer.
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.