Apache error: Disabled use of AcceptEx() WinSock2 API


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On Windows 2000, XP or 2003 servers with Apache installed, the following error displays in Windows Event Viewer:

The Apache service named reported the following error:
>>> [Wed Dec 13 18:02:55 2006] [notice] Disabled use of AcceptEx() WinSock2 API


This error can be safely ignored. The AcceptEx() function within the WinSock2 API is intended as a performance enhancement, but is not necessary for normal operation. In fact, Apache should be reporting this as a notice rather than an error, and this defect has been logged in Apache’s official bug tracking system: