ADsOpenObject("LDAP://RootDSE", ....) Call Generates Incorrect DNS Queries on the Network

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When ADsOpenObject("LDAP://RootDSE", ....) is called, invalid SRV queries are sent to the configured Domain Name System (DNS) server. These SRV queries contain the host names, and are invalid and should not be sent to network. This behavior does not cause any problems, but can generate extra network traffic.


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
The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
   Date      Time    Version  Size      File name
   04/17/00  09:52p  2045     122,128  Wldap32.dll


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 2.

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


Article ID: 259739 - Last Review: October 26, 2013 - Revision: 4.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
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