Event ID 2012: While transmitting or receiving data, the server encountered a network error.


 

Applies to:

Windows Server 2012 R2

Windows 8.1

Windows Server 2012

Windows 8.0

Windows Server 2008 R2

Windows 7

Windows Server 2008

Windows Vista

 

In the System event log, you might notice:

Log Name:      System
Source: srv
Event ID: 2012
Level: Warning
Computer:      MachineName.fqdn
Description:
While transmitting or receiving data, the server encountered a network error. Occassional errors are expected, but large amounts of these indicate a possible error in your network configuration.  The error status code is contained within the returned data (formatted as Words) and may point you towards the problem.
<EventData>
    <Data>\Device\LanmanServer</Data>
    <Binary>0000040001002C0000000000DC07008000000000840100C00000000000000000000000000000000034060000</Binary>
  </EventData>
In Words
0000: 00040000 002C0001 00000000 800007DC
0008: 00000000 C0000184 00000000 00000000
0010: 00000000 00000000 00000634

 

C:\Windows\system32>err C0000184
  for hex 0xc0000184 / decimal -1073741436
  STATUS_INVALID_DEVICE_STATE                                    ntstatus.h
  The device is not in a valid state to perform this request.
  1 matches found for "C0000184"

 

This basically is an error that the network driver is giving SRV on the send IRPs. It usually indicates a send is issued on a connection which is no longer in a state valid for sending. For example, send when a connection has not reached connected state will return STATUS_INVALID_DEVICE_STATE. If disconnect has been initiated, then the same error would be returned for further sends.

 

Cause:

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1. Antivirus Filter driver interfering with the network stack

2. An outdated or bad network card driver

3. A bad NIC

4. Network Teaming software

5. WAN Optimization devices

6. Mismatched Speed and Duplex settings between the NIC and switch

7. A spotty connection to a switch port

 

Resolution:

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  • Make sure that the firmware for the network switches/WAN accelerators and routers are up-to-date.
  • Update the NIC firmware and driver.
  • Update the NIC teaming software/driver.
  • Update the Antivirus software or completely uninstall (for relief, and follow-up w/ the AV vendor)
  • Manually set the speed/duplex
  • Replace the network cable(s)
  • Try a different switch port
  • For the WAN optimizers, to try getting the packets from being modified, try using encapsulating the packets using IPsec.

Yong

Reference(s):

Reason for System Event Log srv Event ID: 2012 - While transmitting or receiving data, the server encountered a network error.


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