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RE: NPPTools.dll missing error in Vista
From: <spamme () zztopping com>
Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2007 14:02:33 -0500

That was it. I completely uninstalled WinPCap and installed the one from the
winpcap.org site and it works perfectly.

I think you guess is right. That's the only thing that makes sense here. The
root cause of this may be a bit difficult.

-----Original Message-----
From: Gianluca Varenni [mailto:gianluca.varenni () gmail com] 
Sent: Thursday, December 20, 2007 3:13 PM
To: spamme () zztopping com; nmap-dev () insecure org
Subject: Re: NPPTools.dll missing error in Vista

Just to shed a bit of light on this issue (or maybe not). The error is 
caused by the fact that the wrong version of packet.dll is installed. In 
practice on some Vista systems the XP version of packet.dll is installed, 
and that version does not work on Vista.

We have had similar reports with the standard WinPcap installation, and so 
far I haven't been able to track down why that happens. The only reason that

I found so far is that the installer on Vista was run in "windows XP 
compatibility mode", causing the wrong files to be installed. But this is 
just an idea.

Have a nice day
GV


----- Original Message ----- 
From: <spamme () zztopping com>
To: <nmap-dev () insecure org>
Sent: Thursday, December 20, 2007 9:41 AM
Subject: NPPTools.dll missing error in Vista


I was running the recent RC's with this same problem.



I am currently running Nmap 4.50 on my home Vista machine. Yes, I know 
Vista
sucks, but its what I got ;-) And yes, UAC is off.



Anyway, my problem is that when I try to start many different nmap scans, 
I
get the following errors:



Command-line:

WARNING: Could not import all necessary WinPcap functions.  You may need 
to
upgr

ade to version 3.1 or higher from http://www.winpcap.org.  Resorting to
connect(

) mode -- Nmap may not function completely



Windows pop-up:

This application has failed to start because npptools.dll was not found.
Re-installing the application may fix this problem.



I get both of these simultaneously, and the scan fails.



I tried installing the Microsoft Network monitor driver due to suggestions

I
read on some other forums. No change.



Any ideas?


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