"Stop error code 0x0000001E" error message appears on all servers in the same domain

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Article ID: 289831
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SYMPTOMS

When a domain contains a large number of domain controllers (DC) that run Windows 2000, the following error message may appear continuously on each of them at the beginning of the Replication window:
Stop 0x0000001E(0xnnnnnnn,0xnnnnnnn,0xnnnnnnn,0xnnnnnnn)
The parameters may vary, depending on the system configuration.

CAUSE

This behavior can occur when a certain size parameter (USHORT) overflows and too little memory is allocated to store all the information.

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    Version        Size    File name
   ----------------------------------------------------
   02/23/2001  03:45a  5.0.2195.2881  74,448  dfs.sys
				

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Microsoft Windows 2000. This problem was first corrected in Windows 2000 Service Pack 2.

MORE INFORMATION

For example, each of a domain's 800 DCs may have approximately 70 to 80 bytes of string length. The length of buffer to allocate in a USHORT is 64 kilobytes (KB), and when the size requires more than 64 KB, the USHORT size variable overflows. Memory allocation is much than is required, and the servers write over memory, causing the error messages.
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: 289831 - Last Review: March 12, 2012 - Revision: 4.0
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kbhotfixserver kbqfe kbbug kbfix kbwin2000presp2fix KB289831

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