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Article ID: 301183 - Last Review: October 24, 2013 - Revision: 3.3

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SYMPTOMS

The Windows NT Virtual DOS Machine (NTVDM) CommsAutoClose setting does not work in Windows 2000.

CAUSE

Code to handle the CommsAutoClose registry entry was not included in Windows 2000.

RESOLUTION

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
260910  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/260910/EN-US/ ) How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack
The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
   Date         Time   Version      Size     File name
   ---------------------------------------------------
   13-Aug-2001  11:01  5.0.2195.41  396,048  Ntvdm.exe
				

STATUS

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 Windows 2000 Service Pack 3.

MORE INFORMATION

For additional information about how to install Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 hotfixes at the same time, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
249149  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/249149/EN-US/ ) Installing Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 Hotfixes

APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
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kbnosurvey kbarchive kbbug kbfix kbwin2000presp3fix kbappcompatibility kbqfe kbwin2000sp3fix kbhotfixserver KB301183
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