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You encounter poor performance after thousands of IP addresses are bound to a network adapter on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista

You have a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista. After thousands of IP addresses are bound to a network adapter, you encounter one or more of the following issues:

  • CPU usage reaches 100 percent.
  • Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) cannot connect remotely to the affected computer.
  • Terminal sessions that are connected to the affected computer have poor performance.

Further investigation indicates that these issues occur when an application calls one of the following functions:

  • GetAdaptersAddresses
  • GetAdaptersInfo
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 KB971404.

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