Name Release Notifications Not Sent to WINS on Shut Down

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When shutdown is initiated on a Windows NT computer running TCP/IP, Name Release notification for NetBIOS Names used by the Workstation Service COMPUTERNAME<00>, Messenger service COMPUTERNAME<03> and the Domain<1C> are never sent to the WINS server.

WINS displays these names as active when in fact the computer was shut down. Proper registration and release of names help avoid WINS replication problems.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Windows NT version 4.0. This problem was corrected in the latest Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 U.S. Service Pack. For information on obtaining the service pack, query on the following word in the Microsoft Knowledge Base (without the spaces):

Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Windows NT version 3.51. A supported fix is now available, but has not been fully regression-tested and should be applied only to systems experiencing this specific problem. Unless you are severely impacted by this specific problem, Microsoft recommends that you wait for the next Service Pack that contains this fix. Contact Microsoft Technical Support for more information.


Article ID: 140419 - Last Review: September 27, 2013 - Revision: 1.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.51
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 3.51
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition
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