The DNS search order is reversed on the DHCP client in Windows Vista or in Windows Server 2008 when you use dial-up or a VPN connection to connect to a Routing and Remote Access server

Article ID: 958551 – Last Review: November 24, 2008 – Revision: 1.0

The DNS search order is reversed on the DHCP client in Windows Vista or in Windows Server 2008 when you use dial-up or a VPN connection to connect to a Routing and Remote Access server

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SYMPTOMS

You use a dial-up or a virtual private network (VPN) connection to connect to a Routing and Remote Access server. However, the list of Domain Name System (DNS) servers that is stored on the Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008-based Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) client computer is in reverse order.

For example, when you connect to the Routing and Remote Access server, the DHCP server sends the DNS IP addresses in the preferred order:

10.200.200.20010.201.201.201

However, if you view the TCP/IP protocol properties on the client computer, the DNS IP addresses appear in the following order:

10.201.201.20110.200.200.200

This problem may cause excessive WAN traffic or poor DNS performance.

CAUSE

This problem occurs because the Remote Access Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) component (Rasppp.dll) writes the DNS IP addresses to the client registry in reverse order.

RESOLUTION

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 the problem described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

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, contact 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:

http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support (http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support)

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.

Prerequisites

No prerequisites are required to install this hotfix.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

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.

Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 file information notes
  • The files that apply to a specific product, milestone (RTM, SPn) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table:
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    Version Product Milestone Service branch
    6.0.600 0 . 20 xxx Windows RTM LDR
    6.0.600 1 . 22 xxx Windows Vista SP1 and Windows Server 2008 SP1 SP1 LDR
  • Service Pack 1 is integrated into Windows Server 2008. Therefore, RTM milestone files apply only to Windows Vista. RTM milestone files have a 6.0.0000.xxxxxx version number.
  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and MUM files (.mum) installed for each environment are listed separately. MUM and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are critical to maintaining the state of the updated component. The security catalog files (attributes not listed) are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.
For all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista
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File name File version File size Date Time Platform Service branch
Rasppp.dll 6.0.6000.20948 254,976 31-Oct-2008 03:27 x86 X86_MICROSOFT-WINDOWS-RASP
Rasppp.dll 6.0.6001.22299 259,584 31-Oct-2008 03:35 x86 X86_MICROSOFT-WINDOWS-RASP
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista
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File name File version File size Date Time Platform Service branch
Rasppp.dll 6.0.6000.20948 300,032 31-Oct-2008 03:26 x64 AMD64_MICROSOFT-WINDOWS-RASP
Rasppp.dll 6.0.6001.22299 306,176 31-Oct-2008 05:00 x64 AMD64_MICROSOFT-WINDOWS-RASP
For all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008
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File name File version File size Date Time Platform
Rasppp.dll 6.0.6001.22299 651,776 31-Oct-2008 04:55 IA-64

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the Applies to section.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

840629  (/Feedback.aspx?kbNumber=840629/ ) The DNS search order is reversed on the DHCP client in Windows 2000 and Windows XP

Additional file information for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista

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Additional files for all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008
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APPLIES TO
  • Windows Vista Business
  • Windows Vista Enterprise
  • Windows Vista Home Basic
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Windows Vista Ultimate
  • Windows Vista Business 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems
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