IIS May Generate Access Violation for Certain HTTP Requests

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Internet Information Services (IIS) may generate an Access Violation error message in the Inetinfo.exe process if certain characters are present in a certain position of the HTTP-request header. The Inetinfo.exe process is automatically restarted if an Access Violation error message occurs in it.


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

NOTE: To view the version number, right-click the file in Windows Explorer, click Properties, and then click the Version tab.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

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


For additional information about how to install Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 hotfixes at the same time, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
249149 Installing Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 Hotfixes


Article ID: 256093 - Last Review: October 20, 2013 - Revision: 2.4
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Internet Information Services 5.0
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