Microsoft Remote Installation Service (RIS) installation fails for both
Windows 2000 and Windows XP.
Solution: Refer to Microsoft’s
Article Q246184 “How to Add Third-Party OEM
Network Adapters to RIS Installations.”
In the .inf file that is to be placed in the RemoteInstall\Setup\Language\Images\Dir_Name\i386
folder, remove NTx86.5.1 in two lines (see the following example).
Only use the .inf file provided by the vendor for this purpose.
Problem: Able to create
Broadcom LAC connections icons having same name under network properties
In Windows 2000, each network adapter installed properly will have an icon
in Network Properties window. The name of the icon is usually in the form
of “Local Area Connection ##” and where ## is a number starting from 1.
The names of icon can be changed by right clicking the icon and selecting
rename. The name of the icon is only meaningful to the Network Properties
window. Sometimes the system administrators will rename these icons to easily
differentiate the network connections. When BASP is configured, BASP will
create additional adapter icons and rename the icons. The naming convention
is to allow end users to quickly identify the adapter with corresponding
team and VLAN. The names of the icons created by BASP therefore are not
recommended to be changed.
the BASP software and user is prompted to reboot early
In Windows 2000, after configuring BASP team, the system may sometimes prompt
user to reboot. This is because Plug and Play on W2k may fail to commit
any change in the network protocol binding. Users can choose not to reboot
and continue configuring intermediate driver without having any side effect.
When user has finished all the configuration, it is required to reboot.
Problem: Cannot enable
VLAN after it is disabled
In Windows 2000, BASP creates additional network connections in “Network
Connection and Dail-up” Window. Similar to physical network connections,
these virtual connections can be disabled via the context menu. However,
if these virtual connections are re-enabled, the system will report error
as “connection failed!”. This is known problem with Windows 2000. When this
happens, reboot the system will enable the virtual connection again.
Able to configure Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) when there aren’t any
Windows 2000 networking is shipped with the Internet Connection Sharing
(ICS), which is designed to allow multiple computers accessing the Internet
via a Windows 2000 system. To configure ICS, a user would need to select
a network connection as “outside” connection, and another network connection
as “inside” connection. Broadcom has observed that ICS allow any available
network connection to be “outside” and “inside” connection, regardless of
the BASP team configuration. Broadcom recommends that the user not select
any network connection that is part of the BASP team to be “outside” and
Problem: Team configuration
is not retained when user goes back to edit.
In configuring BASP team configuration, the actual changes of the configuration
is not committed until the user click “OK” in “Network Properties” window.
If a user chooses not click OK and instead goes back to the BASP team configuration
window, all the previous uncommitted changes will be lost and user will
need to reenter the configurations. As a workaround, the user should always
click “OK” in “Network Properties” window after making changes.
Problem: IP address
is configurable on a member of the team.
When a team is created, the TCP/IP properties for the adapters are unselected.
The user can manually select and configure TCP/IP properties of the adapters
and configure an IP address. This is a limitation of the Windows 2000 network
installation paradigm, where this invalid configuration is still allowed.
Problem: When creating
64 VLANs, all virtual adapters show disconnected or one of the 64 VLANs
The maximum VLAN configurations are 63 tagged and one untagged VLAN ID 0.
If 64 tagged VLANs are created, they are disconnected. A reboot is required
and only 63 tagged VLANs show links, while a 64th is disabled.