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Icmp functions in Windows 2000 Pro

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Hello Experts!
  I have discovered a incompatibility issue on my software running it on a Windows 2000 Pro.

I have written a code that checks the presence of certain devices on the network with: IcmpCreateFile, IcmpSendEcho and IcmpCloseHandle. My software runs without problem on XP SP2 or higher.

Executing the software on a Windows 2000 Pro SP4 I get entry-point error of IcmpSendEcho on iphlpapi.dll

IPHLPAPI.DLL is present on the W2K system with version 5.0.2195.7097
ICMP.DLL is present on the W2K system with version: 5.0.2134.1

According to MSDN, Icmp functions works on Widnows 2000 Pro using Icmp.dll (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa366050(VS.85).aspx)

Any suggestion on how to fix this problem and 'why not' a little bit of theory will be appreciate.

Thanks.
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Well, as the docs on 'IcmpSendEcho()' (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa366050%28VS.85%29.aspx) state: "Applications requiring portability with this function across Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and later Windows versions should not statically link to either the Icmp.lib or the Iphlpapi.lib file. Instead, the application should check for the presence of IcmpSendEcho in the Iphlpapi.dll with calls to LoadLibrary and GetProcAddress. Failing that, the application should check for the presence of IcmpSendEcho in the Icmp.dll with calls to LoadLibrary and GetProcAddress. "
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Thanks, well read! :)
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