Microsoft KB Archive/255897

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Lsass.exe May Quit on Windows 2000 Domain Controller with Reverse Order Search

Article ID: 255897

Article Last Modified on 2/20/2007


  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition

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When you perform a Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) search and you expect a large amount of data to be returned or the data is being sorted in reverse order using a binary sort key, the Lsass.exe process may quit abnormally on the Windows 2000-based server that responds to the query.


To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

260910 How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Windows 2000.

This problem was first corrected in Windows 2000 Service Pack 1.

Additional query words: terminate

Keywords: kbbug kbfile kbfix kbnetwork kbqfe kbwin2000sp1fix KB255897