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IPSEC Fails to initialize

tayub
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Event viewer keeps reporting the following error in the system log immidiately after bootup:

Event ID: 4281
Source: IPSEC
Description: Unable to allocate required resources. Initialization failed.

The following associated error also occurs:

Event ID : 7000
Source : Service Control Manager
Description: The IPSEC driver service failed to start due to the following error:
Insufficient system resources exist to complete the requested service.

How can this be rectified ?
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reinstall TCP/IP and check. Are you performing packet filtering ,if yes , then disable packet filtering and check. what is free hard disk space in your computer, also check if you have sufficient RAM. You can also increasing pagefile.sys size and check.

balu
Kyle SchroederEndpoint Engineer
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Couple of ways to fix this:

Go to Computer Management, and set IPSEC's startup type to Manual or Disabled.  Another possible fix is to reinstall your Service Pack.  This fixed alot of errors in NT4 when you got "Insufficient system resources".  Another option (per MS KB article #Q254989:

To resolve this issue:
 
1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click "Network and Dial-up Connections".
 
2. Right-click the icon for your ISP, and then click Properties.
 
3. Click the Networking tab, click Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), and then click Properties.
 
4. Click Advanced, and then click the Options tab.
 
5. Click IP Security, and then click Properties .
 
6. In the "Use this IP Security policy" box, click "Client (Respond Only)" or "Do not use IPSEC".
 
7. Click OK or Close until all dialog boxes are closed.

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May need to replace the existing ipsec.sys with a pre-sp2 version, or try installing SP3 (recommended in any case)

-dog*
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I feel my first comment would have resolved the problem, its a documented issue from Microsoft.  My previous post provides another option.

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