Only First Key Distribution Center in a Configured Kerberos Realm Is Used

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When multiple, replicated non-Windows Kerberos Key Distribution Centers (KDCs) exist, Windows 2000 will only use the first KDC as it is listed in the registry. In other words, Windows 2000 will always use one KDC for a Kerberos realm even if more than one KDC exists. This can cause server or network overloading.


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
   02/08/2001  12:44p  5.0.2195.2867  360,208  Advapi32.dll
   02/08/2001  12:43p  5.0.2195.2867  521,488  Instlsa5.dll
   02/08/2001  12:44p  5.0.2195.2862  140,560  Kdcsvc.dll
   01/29/2001  06:19p  5.0.2195.2862  198,928  Kerberos.dll
   01/26/2001  07:15p  5.0.2195.2862   69,456  Ksecdd.sys
   02/08/2001  12:44p  5.0.2195.2867  503,568  Lsasrv.dll
   01/30/2001  06:04p  5.0.2195.2867   33,552  Lsass.exe
   02/08/2001  12:44p  5.0.2195.2864  910,608  Ntdsa.dll
   02/08/2001  12:44p  5.0.2195.2864  362,256  Samsrv.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.


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: 288337 - Last Review: October 23, 2013 - Revision: 3.3
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
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