Active Directory Users and Computers Snap-in Always Contacts PDC When User Properties Is Opened

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SYMPTOMS

Each time a user properties dialog box is opened, Windows 2000-based computers that are running the Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in contact the PDC FSMO role owner by using a LSARPC pipe.

CAUSE

This problem can occur because the Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in contacts the PDC emulator of the domain to determine if the FPNW property page for the user should be displayed.

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
The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
   Date        Time         Size     File name      Platform
   ---------------------------------------------------------
   10/17/2000  04:52p       296,720  Dsprop.dll     x86
				

STATUS

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

After you apply this hotfix, the Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in contacts the PDC only once to obtain the appropriate 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: 270643 - Last Review: October 21, 2013 - Revision: 3.3
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
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