Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 4 Symbols High Encryption Update
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This release of Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 4 (SP4) is easy to apply while Windows NT is running and updates all files that are older than those included in this Windows NT Service Pack. Service Pack releases are cumulative and contain all previous Service Pack fixes and any new fixes created after Service Pack 3.
IMPORTANT: SP4 contains only 40-bit encryption. This release isn't supported for installation on an existing North American 128-bit installation of Windows NT 4.0. If you install SP4 on a computer with 128-bit encryption, system services might fail to start.
IMPORTANT: It's recommended that you stop running any critical services before you apply Windows NT 4.0 SP4.
- Active Accessibility Support
Microsoft Active Accessibility (MSAA) is a COM-based standard method by which a utility program interacts with an application's user interface (UI). Using MSAA applications can expose all UI elements and objects with standard properties and methods. SP4 includes five new application programming interfaces (APIs). These new APIs include:
- DCOM/HTTP Tunneling
This update allows DCOM client/server communication to cross firewalls over the HTTP protocol port. The new protocol "Tunneling TCP" is used like other DCOM protocols. The new moniker type OBJREF is passed in HTML to the client. The benefits of Tunneling TCP include high performance, use of existing open ports in the firewall, and control of client access for proxy
- Euro Key Patch
The Euro Key Patch is an update to include the new European "euro" currency symbol. The update supplies the core fonts (Arial, Courier New, and Times New Roman) and the keyboard drivers.
- InternetGroup Management Protocol (IGMP) v2
IGMPv2 allows a computer to inform the router that it's leaving a group.
This update enables the router to determine if there are no more members in
a group and then executes a command to stop forwarding mcast packets on to
the link. This update is useful when users are frequently joining and
- Microsoft File and Print Service for NetWare (FPNW) Support for Client32
Microsoft File and Print Services for NetWare permits the Windows NT 4.0 Server to act as a NetWare 3.X Server and is able to process file and print requests from NetWare clients without changing or updating the NetWare client software. This Service Pack provides an update that allows Windows NT 4.0 to support NetWare's Client32. This update installs only on those computers that have the FPNW service already installed.
The Proquota.exe is a utility that can be set up to monitor the size of users' profiles. If an individual user's profile exceeds the predetermined file limit, the user won't be able to log off of the computer until the user reduces the size of the file.
- Remote Winsock (DNS/Port 53)
- Proxies or firewalls will often disable the Domain Name System (DNS) port number 53 in ] order to deter external sites from querying the internal DNS structure. As a result, inbound response packets sent on port 53 can't be received. SP4 provides a solution to change the Windows NT DNS server port number and configure it to use a different port number when connecting outbound.
- To enable this feature, a registry value "DWORD" is created. Locate service dns parameters SendOnNonDnsPort and set to a non-zero value to go off port 53. If the value is < 1024 the server can use any port number. If the value is > 1024 the server will use the port number specified.
- Remote Procedure Calls (RPC) Enhancements for Visual Basic (VB) RPC enhancements for VB have been provided in this release. In VB, a "User Data Type (UDT)" is added allowing the TypeLib arrangement of structures. These new user interfaces, IRecordInfo, provide UDT information and a UDT field for the Access Database.
- Routing Information Protocol (RIP) Listener
If you utilize RIP Listener on a computer running Windows NT 4.0, you can use SP4 to update this component. If you want to install RIP Listener after you apply SP4, use the following procedure.
To install the RIP Listener:
- Insert the SP4 CD into the disc drive, and change the folder to I386 (or Alpha).
- Copy Oemnsvir.wks to D:system32oemnsvir.inf.
- Click Start, point to Settings, and click Control Panel.
- Double- click Network, and on the Services tab, click Add.
- In Network Service, select RIP for Internet Protocol, and then click OK.
- In the Windows NT Setup dialog box, type the path for the location of the SP4 files and click OK.
- Insert the SP4 CD into the disc drive, and change the folder to I386 (or Alpha).
- Visual Studio-MICS
This Service Pack includes an update to Visual Studio called Visual Studio Analyzer Events. Visual Studio Analyzer Events provides a graphical representation of high-level behaviors and their solutions. Use Visual Studio Analyzer Events to view graphically simple tables of event logs, the system's performance, and Windows NT Performance Monitor (NT PerfMon), as well as other system data.
- Year 2000 (Y2K) Fixes
This Service Pack contains fixes for known Year 2000 issues for Windows NT 4.0, including:
- The User Manager and User Manager for Domains recognize the year 2000 as a leap year.
- The Date/Time Control Panel applet can update the system clock.
- Find Files supports only numeric character recognition in the decades field.
- Word document properties recognize both 1900 and 2000 as valid centuries and support four-digit years.
- The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) administrators program supports displaying the years between 2000-2009 with a minimum of two digits.
- Compaq Fiber Storage Driver
This driver and .Inf are located in the Drvlib folder. When installed, the Compaq fiber storage driver along with the .Inf provides support for Compaq fiber storage devices. The certified devices are:
- Compaq Fiber Channel Host Controller/P for PCI.
- Compaq Fiber Channel Host Controller/E for EISA.
- Internet Explorer 4.01 Service Pack 1
Internet Explorer 4.01 Service Pack 1 is located in SP4 in the Msie401 folder. Run Ie4setup.exe to install this version of Internet Explorer on your computer.
- Message Queue (MSMQ) for Windows 95 Client
This Service Pack also includes MSMQ Windows 95 Client fixes, located in the Support Msmq.95 folder. Most problems that are mentioned in section 3.10, "Message Queue (MSMQ) Notes," also apply to Windows 95. In addition, the Windows 95 MSMQ update fixes a problem causing long delays with MQOpenQueue() and MQIS operations on offline computers. This MSMQ Windows 95 update doesn't have an uninstall option.
- Option Pack Fixes
- This Service Pack release includes Option Pack fixes and enhancements. If you have the Internet Information Server version 4.0 Option Pack installed, the Service Pack 4 update program will automatically update the Option Pack components installed on your computer. When beginning the installation of the Windows NT Option Pack 4.0 on a server with Windows NT SP 4.0 and Internet Information Server 3.0, the following message may appear:
- The Windows NT Option Pack 4.0 is fully tested and supported to run on servers with the Windows NT Service Pack 4.0. Click Yes to continue Setup.
- NOTE: It’s recommended that you reinstall SP4 after you install Windows NT Option Pack 4.0. Otherwise, an MSMQ MQIS Controller installation won’t work until the Windows NT Service Pack 4.0 is reinstalled.
- Security Configuration Manager (SCM)
Security Configuration Manager (SCM) is an integrated security system that gives administrators the ability to define and apply security configurations for Windows NT Workstation and Windows NT Server installations. SCM also has the capability to perform inspections of the installed systems to locate any degradation in the system's security.
- Web-based Enterprise Management (WBEM)
- WBEM/WMI is Microsoft's implementation of Web-Based Enterprise Management (WBEM), the new standard for representation of management information as supported by the Desktop Management Task Force. It surfaces important management data from Windows NT and makes it freely available to any management tool through a number of well-defined interfaces so that management of Windows NT becomes much easier (included on CD-ROM only).
- WBEM consolidates and unifies the data provided by existing management technologies. WBEM focuses on solving real enterprise issues by tracking problem areas from the user/application level through the systems and network layers to remote service/server instances. For more information.
- Microsoft Windows NT Server NetShow Services
- SP4 contains an updated version of NetShow Services located on this CD in the NetShow folder. NetShow Services enables Internet service providers (ISPs) and organizations to deliver the highest-quality audio and video at every bandwidth across the Internet or enterprise networks. This release of NetShow Services features greatly enhanced audio and video that delivers the best user experience. Simplified setup, configuration, and administration of the NetShow server components and tools give ISPs a reliable and cost-effective platform for hosting large amounts of content.
- Consult the NetShow Services information page (NetShowntsp4-ns.htm) for details on installing and configuring this product. Before installing this product, you should also carefully review the NetShow Services release notes at NetShowns-readme.htm.
- Microsoft Windows Media Player
- Microsoft Windows Media Player replaces Microsoft ActiveMovie as well as the Microsoft NetShow Player. Windows Media Player has all the features found in both of the other multimedia players, plus many more. It also upgrades existing Windows Media Player and ActiveMovie support to provide convenient access to new Windows Media content. Windows Media Player supports most local and streaming multimedia file types including WAV, AVI,
- QuickTime, RealAudio 4.0 and RealVideo 4.0. The new player takes over the class IDs of the previous players. After you install the new player, programs that used the old class IDs will function as usual. Windows Media Player is located in the Mplayer2 folder on the compact disc.
- Security Privilege Must Be Enabled to View Security Event Log
- SP4 includes a bug fix in the Event Log service that requires that the SE_SECURITY_NAME privilege, also known as the Security privilege, be enabled in order to view and manage the security event log. By default, Windows NT grants the privilege to administrators and local System. In order to take effect however, the privilege must also be enabled in the program accessing the security event log.
- Prior to this change, members of the Administrators group and services running as local System could open the security log for read or change access without enabling the Security privilege. If the privilege was removed from the Administrators group, members of the Administrators group could still manage the security log. This change enforces the security model that administrators need to be granted the privilege to manage the security log; they won't be able to manage the log simply because they are members of the Administrators group. Administrators can always grant themselves the Security privilege to manage the security log, however, although this event can be audited.
- Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
- This Service Pack includes several quality improvement fixes to correct known Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) issues reported for Microsoft DHCP Server, the DHCP Manager administration tool, and for Microsoft DHCP-enabled clients running under earlier released versions of Windows NT 4.0.
- These fixes address specific problems fully described in the Q184693 "DHCP/WINS Release Notes for Windows NT 4.0 SP4 Update" article in the Knowledge Base.
- Windows Internet Naming Service (WINS): Windows NT Server includes the following new Windows Internet Naming Service (WINS) and WINS Manager features:
- Manual removal of dynamic WINS database records.
- Multi-select operations for WINS database records.
- Burst mode handling for WINS servers.
- Microsoft Routing and Remote Access Service (RRAS)
SP4 can now be installed on a Windows NT 4.0 system running Routing and Remote Access Service (RRAS). SP4 will update your RRAS system to RRAS Hotfix 3.0 components automatically. If you install RRAS after installing SP4, you must reinstall SP4 to get the updated RRAS files to ensure RRAS will work properly. For more information on RRAS Hotfix 3.0.
- PPTP Performance and Security Update
SP4 now includes new performance and security updates to PPTP that greatly increase data transfer speeds and enhance security. The PPTP client and server system must both be running the updated files to get the new benefits.
- NTLMv2 Security
SP4 contains an enhancement to NTLM security protocols called NTLMv2, which significantly improves both the authentication and session security mechanisms of NTLM.
- Secure Channel Enhancements
SP4 contains an enhancement to the secure channel protocols used by member workstations and servers to communicate with their domain controllers and by domain controllers to communicate with other domain controllers. In addition to authentication, you can now encrypt and check the integrity of these communications.
- IP Helper API (IPHLPAPI)
The IP Helper API provides Windows network configuration and statistics information to Win32 applications. The public API is available on Windows NT 4.0 and above, and Windows 95 and above. SP4 updates the API with a new .dll so that applications can communicate to a TCP/IP stack.
- Event Log Service
- This Service Pack contains new features in the Event Log Service to assist how administrators measure the reliability and availability of Windows NT.
- The SP4 Event Log Service records three new events in the system event log that are useful in measuring operating system availability:
- Clean Shutdown Event (Event ID: 6006)
- Dirty Shutdown Event (Event ID: 6008)
- System Version Event (Event ID: 6009)
- Domain Name Server (DNS) Service
This Service Pack includes several quality improvement fixes to correct known Domain Name Server (DNS) issues reported for Microsoft DNS Server and the DNS Manager administration tool. These fixes address specific problems described in the Q184693 "DNS/DHCP/WINS Release Notes for Windows NT 4.0 SP4 Update" article in the Knowledge Base.
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