Using ADSI Paths Greater than 80 Characters Causes Access Violation

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Using paths that are greater than 80 characters with the Microsoft Active Directory Services Interface (ADSI) causes an access violation error to occur.


To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows NT 4.0 or Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
152734 How to Obtain the Latest Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Internet Information Server version 4.0. This problem was first corrected in Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 4.0 and Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition Service Pack 4.


Article ID: 193613 - Last Review: February 21, 2014 - Revision: 4.3
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition
  • Microsoft Internet Information Server 4.0
  • Microsoft Active Directory Service Interfaces 2.5
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