Microsoft KB Archive/253006

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Article ID: 253006

Article Last Modified on 11/1/2006


  • Microsoft Metadirectory Services 2.1, when used with:
    • Microsoft Windows 2000 Standard Edition
    • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
    • the hardware: DEC Alpha

This article was previously published under Q253006


When you attempt to start the Account Joiner utility, it may stop responding (hang) with the following error message:

An application error has occurred and an application error log is being generated.
Exception: access violation (0xc0000005), Address 0x1001b9b1


This error message can occur if you use brackets or parentheses in the management agent (MA) name. The Account Joiner utility considers brackets and parentheses to be illegal characters.


A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that is described in this article. Only apply it to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next version of Microsoft Metadirectory Services that contains this hotfix.

To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the fix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services phone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

NOTE: In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The typical support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.

The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:

   Date      Time    Version  Size     File name
   04/19/00  01:38p  174,592  Accountjoiner.exe
   04/19/00  01:37p  539,648  Zcldap.dll


There is no workaround for this behavior. Microsoft does not recommend renaming the MA to avoid the problem characters.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in in Zoomit VIA 2.1 and Microsoft Metadirectory Service 2.1.

Additional query words: Zoomit Via MA zscript genlogs mms

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