Error message when the CreateIpForwardEntry function fails on a Windows Vista-based computer: “0xa0”

  On a Windows Vista-based computer, a call to the CreateIpForwardEntry function fails. Additionally, you receive the following error message: 0xa0 CAUSE This problem occurs because Windows Vista enforces the rule that the route metric that is passed to the CreateIpForwardEntry function must be larger than or equal to the interface metric. This rule exists because the route metric is computed as the sum of the interface metric and the route preference. WORKAROUND To work around this issue, ... Read more..

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An update is available for Outlook 2007 that improves Internet Calendar functionality and improves compatibility with IMAP servers

An update is available for Outlook 2007 that improves Internet Calendar functionality and improves compatibility with IMAP serversView products that this article applies to.Article ID:950219Last Review:May 29, 2008Revision:1.0On This PageSUMMARYThis article describes an update that is available for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007. This update improves Internet Calendar functionality, and it improves compatibility with Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) servers.Back to the topMORE INFORMATIONThis update for Outlook 2007 adds support for the following Internet Calendar features:•Users can now respond to ... Read more..

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The Microsoft Exchange File Distribution service uses lots of memory and processor time when Exchange Server 2007 processes many OABs

Article ID: 956536 - Last Review: February 10, 2009 - Revision: 2.0The Microsoft Exchange File Distribution service uses lots of memory and processor time when Exchange Server 2007 processes many OABsView products that this article applies to.Expand all | Collapse allSYMPTOMSOn a Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 server, you create many Offline Address Books (OABs). After that, you may notice that the Microsoft Exchange File Distribution service uses lots of memory and processor time on a computer ... Read more..

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The Windows System Assessment tool displays incorrect processor information about an Intel Ultra Mobile Platform-based computer that is running Windows Vista

The Windows System Assessment tool displays incorrect processor information about an Intel Ultra Mobile Platform-based computer that is running Windows VistaView products that this article applies to.Article ID:935495Last Review:August 29, 2007Revision:2.0On This PageSYMPTOMSOn an Intel Ultra Mobile Platform-based computer that is running Windows Vista, the Windows System Assessment tool (Winsat.exe) displays incorrect processor information. Therefore, the Windows Experience Index score is lower than the actual score.Note The code name for Intel Ultra Mobile Platform is McCaslin.For example, you open ... Read more..

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Warning event message in Windows Vista and in Windows Server 2008: The description for Event ID 129 from source iScsiPrt cannot be found

Warning event message in Windows Vista and in Windows Server 2008: The description for Event ID 129 from source iScsiPrt cannot be foundView products that this article applies to.Article ID:937938Last Review:March 27, 2008Revision:2.0SYMPTOMSA Warning event message that resembles the following may be logged in the Windows Vista event log or in the Windows Server 2008 event log: The description for Event ID 129 from source iScsiPrt cannot be found. Either the component that raises this event is not installed on ... Read more..

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Installation Media may not be recognized when you try to install Windows Vista from the CD or DVD

Installation Media may not be recognized when you try to install Windows Vista from the CD or DVDView products that this article applies to.Article ID:928633Last Review:March 15, 2007Revision:1.4SYMPTOMSWhen you try to use a Windows Vista CD or DVD to install Windows Vista, one or more of the following issues may occur: • The disc is not recognized by the computer.•When you view the contents of the disc in Windows Explorer, the disc appears to be empty.•The disc is in ... Read more..

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Description of the 2007 Office post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: February 14, 2008

Description of the 2007 Office post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: February 14, 2008View products that this article applies to.Article ID:941469Last Review:September 17, 2008Revision:1.0On This PageSUMMARYThis article describes the 2007 Microsoft Office system issue that is fixed in the 2007 Office post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package that is dated February 14, 2008.This article describes the following items about the hotfix package:•The issues that the hotfix package fixes.•The prerequisites for installing the hotfix package.•Whether you must restart the computer after you install ... Read more..

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Description of the Outlook 2007 hotfix package: March 1, 2008

Description of the Outlook 2007 hotfix package: March 1, 2008View products that this article applies to.Article ID:949751Last Review:March 14, 2008Revision:1.0On This PageSUMMARYThis article describes the Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 issues that are fixed in the hotfix package that is dated March 1, 2008.This article describes the following items about the hotfix package:•The issues that the hotfix package fixes.•The prerequisites for installing the hotfix package.•Whether you must restart the computer after you install the hotfix package.•Whether the hotfix package is replaced ... Read more..

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How can I keep my computer protected while I’m playing online games?

Just like any other time you spend online, it's important to make sure your computer is protected when playing games. Playing games online increases the amount of time you spend interacting with other people's computers and, consequently, the risk to your computer increases. Is online gaming riskier than other online activities?   No. However, a computer that is connected to the Internet is exposed to higher risk than a disconnected computer, so you should take precautions to ... Read more..

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In an Exchange Server 2007 environment, you cannot reply directly to an e-mail message if the P2 header of the e-mail message contains data that is formatted incorrectly

In an Exchange Server 2007 environment, you cannot reply directly to an e-mail message if the P2 header of the e-mail message contains data that is formatted incorrectlyView products that this article applies to.Article ID:953175Last Review:May 28, 2008Revision:1.0On This PageSYMPTOMSConsider the following scenario. In a Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 environment, you receive an e-mail message from a person in an external organization. The P2 header of the e-mail message contains data that is formatted incorrectly. In this ... Read more..

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Japanese DBCS characters are corrupted when you reply to a message or forward a message in an Exchange Server 2007 SP1 environment

Article ID: 952583 - Last Review: November 24, 2008 - Revision: 2.0Japanese DBCS characters are corrupted when you reply to a message or forward a message in an Exchange Server 2007 SP1 environmentView products that this article applies to.Expand all | Collapse allSYMPTOMSWhen you reply to a message or forward a message by using a Microsoft Office Outlook client in a Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1) environment, Japanese DBCS characters that appear in any ... Read more..

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FIX: When you use the Msdatasetgenerator custom tool in the .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 1 (SP1), the scale value and the precision value in the generated code for a third-party .NET data provider differ from the values that you set

Article ID: 958252 - Last Review: December 19, 2008 - Revision: 1.0FIX: When you use the Msdatasetgenerator custom tool in the .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 1 (SP1), the scale value and the precision value in the generated code for a third-party .NET data provider differ from the values that you setView products that this article applies to.On This PageExpand all | Collapse allSYMPTOMSWhen you use the Msdatasetgenerator custom tool in the .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 1 (SP1), the ... Read more..

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The wrong system locale is installed when you run the Out Of Box Experience (OOBE) Wizard on a Windows Vista-based computer

The wrong system locale is installed when you run the Out Of Box Experience (OOBE) Wizard on a Windows Vista-based computerView products that this article applies to.Article ID:934349Last Review:October 31, 2007Revision:1.1SYMPTOMSWhen you run the Out of Box Experience (OOBE) Wizard on a Windows Vista-based computer, you have the option to select a language in the Time and currency format box. When you do this, the system locale is unexpectedly set to the same language. This behavior occurs ... Read more..

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How to enable computer-only authentication for a 802.1X-based network in Windows Vista

How to enable computer-only authentication for a 802.1X-based network in Windows VistaView products that this article applies to.Article ID:929847Last Review:March 17, 2007Revision:1.4INTRODUCTIONThis article discusses how to enable computer-only authentication for an 802.1X-based network in Windows Vista.MORE INFORMATIONMicrosoft Windows XP and Microsoft Windows Server 2003 store 802.1X computer and user authentication settings in the AuthMode registry entry in the following registry subkey:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Software Microsoft EAPOL Parameters General GlobalHowever, the AuthMode registry entry is not included in Windows Vista. If computer-only authentication ... Read more..

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A description of known issues with the FolderLocation settings in the Windows Vista Unattend.xml file

A description of known issues with the FolderLocation settings in the Windows Vista Unattend.xml fileView products that this article applies to.Article ID:929831Last Review:November 14, 2007Revision:3.0INTRODUCTIONYou can use the FolderLocations settings in the Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup area of the Windows Vista Unattend.xml file to move the user profiles folder or the program data folder to a non-default target location. The user profiles folder is typically %systemdrive% Users. The program data folder is typically %systemdrive% ProgramData.This article describes known issues with ... Read more..

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The Visual Basic compiler (Vbc.exe) may use 100 percent of the CPU resources when you build a .NET Framework 3.5-based application that has many assemblies and references

The Visual Basic compiler (Vbc.exe) may use 100 percent of the CPU resources when you build a .NET Framework 3.5-based application that has many assemblies and referencesView products that this article applies to.Article ID:953595Last Review:July 1, 2008Revision:1.0On This PageSYMPTOMSConsider the following scenario: •You build a Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5-based application in debug mode. For example, in the Web.config file for a .NET Framework 3.5-based Web application, you set the debug option as follows: debug=true•You use Microsoft Visual Basic 2008 as the ... Read more..

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Error message when you start Outlook 2007: Cannot start Microsoft Office Outlook Cannot open Outlook window

Article ID: 961100 - Last Review: December 26, 2008 - Revision: 1.0Error message when you start Outlook 2007: Cannot start Microsoft Office Outlook Cannot open Outlook windowView products that this article applies to.Expand all | Collapse allSYMPTOMSWhen you start Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 for the first time, you may receive the following error message: Failed to register a VB Script DLL. Reinstall or run Regsvr32.exe VBScript.dll to self register. Then, when you start Outlook 2007, you may ... Read more..

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The NFS services stop responding after a certain period when you use a Windows Server 2008-based server that has NFS installed to export NFS shares

Article ID: 967670 - Last Review: March 4, 2009 - Revision: 1.0The NFS services stop responding after a certain period when you use a Windows Server 2008-based server that has NFS installed to export NFS sharesHotfix Download AvailableView and request hotfix downloadsView products that this article applies to.On This PageExpand all | Collapse allSYMPTOMSConsider the following scenario:You have a Windows Server 2008-based server that has Microsoft Services for Network File System (NFS) installed.The server exports NFS shares to NFS clients.In ... Read more..

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A Windows Server 2008-based DHCPv6 server consumes 100 percent of CPU resources and then becomes unresponsive after it receives a malformed relay-forwarded packet

Article ID: 967789 - Last Review: March 10, 2009 - Revision: 1.0A Windows Server 2008-based DHCPv6 server consumes 100 percent of CPU resources and then becomes unresponsive after it receives a malformed relay-forwarded packetHotfix Download AvailableView and request hotfix downloadsView products that this article applies to.On This PageExpand all | Collapse allSYMPTOMSConsider the following scenario:You enable the DHCP Server role on a Windows Server 2008-based server.An IPv6 scope is configured on this DHCP server to manage IPv6 IP addresses.Some IPv6 ... Read more..

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The packets that are sent to the local computer are dropped after you establish a VPN connection by using a third-party VPN adapter on a Windows Vista-based computer

The packets that are sent to the local computer are dropped after you establish a VPN connection by using a third-party VPN adapter on a Windows Vista-based computerView products that this article applies to.Article ID:935945Last Review:August 29, 2007Revision:3.0On This PageSYMPTOMSConsider the following scenario. You install a third-party virtual private network (VPN) adapter on a Windows Vista-based computer. Then, you establish a VPN connection by using the VPN adapter. In this scenario, the packets that are sent to ... Read more..

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