WinSock Library, bind, Socket: 312, Error Code: 10048 listener creation failure

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  • 23-Jan-2007
  • 27-Apr-2012


Novell ZENworks 7 Asset Management - ZAM7
Novell ZENworks 7.5 Asset Management - ZAM7.5
Novell ZENworks Asset Management 3.3 - ZAM3.3
Novell ZENworks TS.Census 3.2


The symptom will be that the machine is not getting scanned. If you put the collection client in diagnostic mode by using diagnostic=1 (for 3.2, 3.3 and 7.0) or diagnostic=2 (7.5) as the last line in \bin\CPS.INI file, stop and restart the ZAM collection client service you will see the error 'WinSock Library, bind, Socket: 312, Error Code: 10048 listener creation failure' within the client's trace window.


1. Be sure that the port used by the collection client is open in a bidirectional manner. The port needs to be opened for outgoing and incoming messages.
2. Check to see if the collection client's host is available. You can check by looking within the Process Control Panel within the ZAM Manager or by using the Windows Task Manager for the process Colsvrcore.exe on the Collection Server Machine.
Colsvrcore.exe is the main executable for the collection server. It gets started by Colsvr.exe and Colsvr.exe passes Colsvrcore.exe it's user name and password to access the Filestore folder.
If Colsvrcore.exe is not running you will get a listener creation failure message since the client cannot connect to its host.