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ITsVISTA KB-Link: KB967089

The DNS Client service and the NLA service crash intermittently in Windows Vista SP1 and in Windows Server 2008

On a Domain Name System (DNS) client computer that is running Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) or Windows Server 2008, the DNS Client service and the Network Location Awareness (NLA) service crash intermittently.

This problem occurs if the DNS client has the DNS dynamic update protocol registration option enabled when the client performs a DNS registration.


  • By default, the DNS dynamic update protocol registration option is enabled on DNS clients that run Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008.
  • This issue does not occur if the DNS client is running the RTM version of Windows Vista.
There is a download that resolves this issue. See Hotfixes for details.
32-bit Download: Contact Microsoft
64-Bit Download: Contact Microsoft

For more information on this issue, including potential causes, workarounds, and resolutions, see: Microsoft KB Article KB967089.

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