XADM: Access Violation in the Mimefilt.dll File While Exchange 2000 Server Runs Content Indexing

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SYMPTOMS

The following problem affects all customers who use content-indexing on mailboxes in Exchange 2000, and may also affect those who use content-indexing on public folders or application databases.

When MSSearch crawls the Exchange 2000 private or public store to create or update its search index, and it encounters MIME objects, these objects are filtered by the MIME filter that is included in Windows 2000. The MIME filter may cause a buffer overflow, and therefore, the MIME object cannot be indexed. This causes an Access Violation in the Mimefilt.dll file, as well as incomplete indexes, and errors appear in the gather logs for each time the problem occurs.

CAUSE

The MultiByteToWideChar function is overflowing the header buffer, causing memory corruption.

RESOLUTION

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

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Microsoft Windows 2000. This problem was first corrected in Windows 2000 Service Pack 1.

MORE INFORMATION

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

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Article ID: 257305 - Last Review: October 20, 2013 - Revision: 2.3
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server Standard Edition
Keywords: 
kbnosurvey kbarchive kbbug kbfix kbqfe kbwin2000sp1fix KB257305

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