Security Event 529 is logged for local user accounts

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SYMPTOMS

Consider the following scenario. A Microsoft Windows XP Professional-based member computer is joined to a domain controller. In the domain controller, the audit policy is turned on for logon failures. When a local user on the member computer logs off, the following event is logged two times in the Security log in the domain controller:
Event Type: Failure Audit
Event Source: Security
Event Category: Logon/Logoff
Event ID: 529
Date: date
Time: time
User: NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
Computer: domain controller computer name
Description:
Logon Failure:
Reason: Unknown user name or bad password
User Name: user name
Domain: client computer name
Logon Type: 3
Logon Process: KSecDD
Authentication Package: MICROSOFT_AUTHENTICATION_PACKAGE_V1_0
Workstation Name: client computer name

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Consider the following scenario. A Microsoft Windows Server 2003-based member computer is joined to a domain controller. In the domain controller, the audit policy is turned on for logon failures. When a local user on the member computer logs off, the following event is logged in the Security log in the domain controller:
Event Type: Failure Audit
Event Source: Security
Event Category: Logon/Logoff
Event ID: 529
Date: date
Time: time
User: NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
Computer: domain controller computer name
Description:
Logon Failure:
Reason: Unknown user name or bad password
User Name: user name
Domain: client computer name
Logon Type: 3
Logon Process: NtLmSsp
Authentication Package: NTLM
Workstation Name: client computer name

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CAUSE

When a user logs off, Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 re-reads the user record for updated information to optimize the next logon process. However, Windows ignores the fact that the user is from the local SAM database and instead tries to contact the domain if the computer is a member of a domain.

RESOLUTION

Windows XP

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Windows XP.

Service pack information

For more information about how to obtain the latest Windows XP service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322389 How to obtain the latest Windows XP service pack
For more information about the list of fixes included in Windows XP Service Pack 2, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
811113 List of fixes included in Windows XP Service Pack 2

Windows Server 2003

To resolve this problem, do one of the following:
  • Obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Windows Server 2003.
  • Apply the hotfix that is mentioned in this article to the Windows Server 2003-based member computer.

Service pack information

For more information about how to obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2003, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
889100 How to obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2003

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

No prerequisites are required.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
Windows Server 2003, Itanium-based Systems
   Date         Time   Version           Size     File name      Platform
   ------------------------------------------------------------------------
   08-Jul-2005  13:17  5.2.3790.367      640,000  Winlogon.exe   IA-64
   08-Jul-2005  13:26  5.2.3790.367       67,072  Arpidfix.exe   IA-64
   24-Feb-2005  15:22  6.1.22.4          639,712  Updspapi.dll   IA-64
Windows Server 2003, 32-bit versions
   Date         Time   Version           Size     File name  
   -------------------------------------------------------------
   11-Jul-2005  19:55  5.2.3790.367      497,152  Winlogon.exe     
   09-Jul-2005  02:02  5.2.3790.367       30,208  Arpidfix.exe 
   05-Mar-2005  01:30  6.1.22.4          371,936  Updspapi.dll

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Properties

Article ID: 811082 - Last Review: October 9, 2011 - Revision: 3.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition for Itanium-based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
Keywords: 
kbautohotfix kbHotfixServer kbqfe kbbug kbfix kbwinserv2003presp1fix KB811082

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