Cluster Server Log Filling with Erroneous Security Descriptor Information

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After the installation of Windows NT Service Pack 4, Cluster Server logging will now capture much more information than is necessary. The unnecessary information is Security Descriptor information. For example,

279::21-23:46:51.543 [ClRtlCopySecurityDescriptor] psd = 0x0019a600
1a8::21-23:46:51.543 [API] Did not find Security Descriptor key in the cluster DB


While adding logging capabilities during Service Pack 4 timeframe, the code logged all the Security Descriptor logable events, instead of determining when they would be valid. In this situtation, they are only valid in a mixed Windows NT 4.0 and Windows 2000 cluster configuration.


To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows NT 4.0 or the individual software update. For information on obtaining the latest service pack, please go to:
  • Windows Service Pack Center -or-

  • 152734 how to obtain the latest windows nt 4.0 service pack
For information on obtaining the individual software update, contact Microsoft Product Support Services. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services phone numbers and information on support costs, please go to the following address on the World Wide Web:;EN-US;CNTACTMS


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 4. This problem was first corrected in Windows NT version 4.0 Service Pack 5.


Article ID: 216329 - Last Review: June 11, 2012 - Revision: 2.0
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