You receive a "Stop error 0xC0000244 {Audit Failed}" error message during the shutdown process after you enable the CrashOnAuditFail setting on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista

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SYMPTOMS

Consider the following scenario:
  • You enable the CrashOnAuditFail setting on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista.
  • You try to shut down or restart the computer.
In this scenario, you receive a stop error message that resembles the following:

0xc0000244 - {Audit Failed}

An attempt to generate a security audit failed.

Note The first parameter of the stop code is 0xC0000008.

CAUSE

This issue is caused by a race condition during the shutdown process. The Local Security Authority (LSA) tries to write an audit event in the event logs after the event log service has stopped in response to the request of the operating system shutdown. If CrashOnAuditFail is configured correctly, then the operating system triggers the stop code that is mentioned in the "Symptoms" section.

RESOLUTION

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 the problem described in this article. 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 website:
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

To apply this hotfix, you must be running Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2) or Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2).

For more information about how to obtain a Windows Vista service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
935791 How to obtain the latest Windows Vista service pack
For more information about how to obtain a Windows Server 2008 service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
968849 How to obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2008

Registry information

To use the hotfix in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You may have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

File information

The global version of this hotfix installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.
Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 file information notes
Important Windows Vista hotfixes and Windows Server 2008 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, only "Windows Vista" is listed on the Hotfix Request page. To request the hotfix package that applies to one or both operating systems, select the hotfix that is listed under "Windows Vista" on the page. Always refer to the "Applies To" section in articles to determine the actual operating system that each hotfix applies to.
  • The files that apply to a specific product, SR_Level (RTM, SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table.
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    VersionProductSR_LevelService branch
    6.0.600 2 . 22xxxWindows Vista and Windows Server 2008SP2LDR
  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed separately in the "Additional file information for Windows Server 2008 and for Windows Vista" section. MUM files and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are extremely important to maintain the state of the updated components. The security catalog files, for which the attributes are not listed, are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.
For all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and of Windows Vista
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Ksecdd.sys6.0.6002.22152439,88030-Jul-200917:42x86
Lsasrv.dll6.0.6002.224891,260,03216-Sep-201017:44x86
Lsasrv.mofNot applicable13,78003-Apr-200921:33Not applicable
Lsass.exe6.0.6002.224899,72816-Sep-201015:34x86
Secur32.dll6.0.6002.2248972,70416-Sep-201017:46x86
Wdigest.dll6.0.6002.22489175,10416-Sep-201017:46x86
Msv1_0.dll6.0.6002.22489218,62416-Sep-201017:45x86
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and of Windows Vista
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Ksecdd.sys6.0.6002.22152515,65630-Jul-200917:42x64
Lsasrv.dll6.0.6002.224891,690,62416-Sep-201017:21x64
Lsasrv.mofNot applicable13,78003-Apr-200921:02Not applicable
Lsass.exe6.0.6002.2248911,26416-Sep-201015:12x64
Secur32.dll6.0.6002.2248994,72016-Sep-201017:22x64
Wdigest.dll6.0.6002.22489205,31216-Sep-201017:23x64
Msv1_0.dll6.0.6002.22489269,31216-Sep-201017:21x64
Lsasrv.mofNot applicable13,78003-Apr-200921:33Not applicable
Secur32.dll6.0.6002.2248977,31216-Sep-201017:47x86
Wdigest.dll6.0.6002.22489175,10416-Sep-201017:46x86
Msv1_0.dll6.0.6002.22489218,62416-Sep-201017:45x86
For all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Ksecdd.sys6.0.6002.221521,026,12030-Jul-200917:42IA-64
Lsasrv.dll6.0.6002.224893,262,46416-Sep-201017:24IA-64
Lsasrv.mofNot applicable13,78003-Apr-200921:02Not applicable
Lsass.exe6.0.6002.2248917,92016-Sep-201015:14IA-64
Secur32.dll6.0.6002.22489202,75216-Sep-201017:26IA-64
Wdigest.dll6.0.6002.22489482,30416-Sep-201017:27IA-64
Msv1_0.dll6.0.6002.22489570,36816-Sep-201017:25IA-64
Lsasrv.mofNot applicable13,78003-Apr-200921:33Not applicable
Secur32.dll6.0.6002.2248977,31216-Sep-201017:47x86
Wdigest.dll6.0.6002.22489175,10416-Sep-201017:46x86
Msv1_0.dll6.0.6002.22489218,62416-Sep-201017:45x86

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 CrashOnAuditFail, visit the following Microsoft webpage.
Introduction to CrashOnAuditFail
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
178208 CrashOnAuditFail with Logon/Logoff Auditing Causes Blue Screen
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
829082 You receive a "Stop error 0xC0000244 {Audit Failed}" error message when the crashonauditfail registry key is set to 1 on a Windows Server 2003-based computer
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
884889 You receive a "STOP: 0xC0000244 {Audit Failed}" error message if you shut down a Windows 2000 Service Pack 3-based or Service Pack 4-based computer
For more information about software update terminology, 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

Additional file information

Additional file information for Windows Vista and for Windows Server 2008

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows Vista and of Windows Server 2008
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File nameUpdate.mum
File versionNot applicable
File size3,078
Date (UTC)17-Sep-2010
Time (UTC)07:25
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_04c0218107c39af34c9014215cceb51a_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22489_none_14eb315085c4068e.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size703
Date (UTC)17-Sep-2010
Time (UTC)07:25
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_b8d84a4eed4c50ee631dcc27c04659d0_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22489_none_00500b49273d1799.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size1,036
Date (UTC)17-Sep-2010
Time (UTC)07:25
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-lsa_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22489_none_a86d28137347dfa5.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size34,354
Date (UTC)16-Sep-2010
Time (UTC)18:07
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-security-digest_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22489_none_3cefe8689331bb38.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size9,924
Date (UTC)16-Sep-2010
Time (UTC)18:12
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-security-ntlm_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22489_none_7ed58a2479076a87.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size18,890
Date (UTC)16-Sep-2010
Time (UTC)18:10
PlatformNot applicable
Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows Vista and of Windows Server 2008
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File nameAmd64_08dbb91f359df5623d169665ccf3de9a_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22489_none_ddfb931c35d36046.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size1,056
Date (UTC)17-Sep-2010
Time (UTC)07:25
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_52d888a4430aa182f4715a0406252d99_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22489_none_c1f1a91d8ab4285d.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size1,726
Date (UTC)17-Sep-2010
Time (UTC)07:25
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-lsa_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22489_none_048bc3972ba550db.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size34,442
Date (UTC)16-Sep-2010
Time (UTC)17:40
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-security-digest_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22489_none_990e83ec4b8f2c6e.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size9,948
Date (UTC)16-Sep-2010
Time (UTC)17:43
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-security-ntlm_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22489_none_daf425a83164dbbd.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size18,926
Date (UTC)16-Sep-2010
Time (UTC)17:42
PlatformNot applicable
File nameUpdate.mum
File versionNot applicable
File size3,102
Date (UTC)17-Sep-2010
Time (UTC)07:25
PlatformNot applicable
File nameWow64_microsoft-windows-lsa_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22489_none_0ee06de9600612d6.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size21,959
Date (UTC)16-Sep-2010
Time (UTC)17:55
PlatformNot applicable
File nameWow64_microsoft-windows-security-digest_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22489_none_a3632e3e7fefee69.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size10,140
Date (UTC)16-Sep-2010
Time (UTC)17:55
PlatformNot applicable
File nameWow64_microsoft-windows-security-ntlm_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22489_none_e548cffa65c59db8.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size17,843
Date (UTC)16-Sep-2010
Time (UTC)17:55
PlatformNot applicable
Additional files for all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008
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File nameIa64_284cd82f4804c6975585853f9f608e3d_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22489_none_774ad4cea38ec53c.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size1,723
Date (UTC)17-Sep-2010
Time (UTC)07:25
PlatformNot applicable
File nameIa64_44d369a0a5147490dc7795a16da0daf3_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22489_none_865128ed492bcba8.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size1,054
Date (UTC)17-Sep-2010
Time (UTC)07:25
PlatformNot applicable
File nameIa64_microsoft-windows-lsa_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22489_none_a86ecc097345e8a1.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size34,398
Date (UTC)16-Sep-2010
Time (UTC)17:44
PlatformNot applicable
File nameIa64_microsoft-windows-security-digest_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22489_none_3cf18c5e932fc434.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size9,936
Date (UTC)16-Sep-2010
Time (UTC)17:48
PlatformNot applicable
File nameIa64_microsoft-windows-security-ntlm_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22489_none_7ed72e1a79057383.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size18,908
Date (UTC)16-Sep-2010
Time (UTC)17:46
PlatformNot applicable
File nameUpdate.mum
File versionNot applicable
File size2,257
Date (UTC)17-Sep-2010
Time (UTC)07:25
PlatformNot applicable
File nameWow64_microsoft-windows-lsa_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22489_none_0ee06de9600612d6.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size21,959
Date (UTC)16-Sep-2010
Time (UTC)17:55
PlatformNot applicable
File nameWow64_microsoft-windows-security-digest_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22489_none_a3632e3e7fefee69.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size10,140
Date (UTC)16-Sep-2010
Time (UTC)17:55
PlatformNot applicable
File nameWow64_microsoft-windows-security-ntlm_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22489_none_e548cffa65c59db8.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size17,843
Date (UTC)16-Sep-2010
Time (UTC)17:55
PlatformNot applicable

Properties

Article ID: 2346270 - Last Review: October 14, 2010 - Revision: 2.0
APPLIES TO
  • Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2, when used with:
    • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
    • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
    • Windows Server 2008 Standard
    • Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems
    • Windows Server 2008 Foundation
    • Windows Web Server 2008
  • Windows Vista Service Pack 2, when used with:
    • Windows Vista Ultimate
    • Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition
    • Windows Vista Enterprise
    • Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit Edition
    • Windows Vista Business
    • Windows Vista Business 64-bit Edition
    • Windows Vista Home Premium
    • Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition
    • Windows Vista Home Basic
    • Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit Edition
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