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After you update the Active Directory schema in a Windows 2000 forest, replication between domain controllers stops while the indexes are rebuilt and the schema cache is updated.
In a large Active Directory forest, this delay may be significant. The domain controllers may not be able to restart the replication process for several hours.
This behavior occurs because the schema cache update and the reindexing process are synchronous operations. Synchronous operations require precise timing and a fixed timing signal. This timing requirement can stop nearly all other processor activities until the operation is complete.
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:
260910The English-language version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/260910/EN-US/ )How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack
Date Version Size File name ----------------------------------------------------------- 06-Sep-2001 5.0.2195.4301 507,152 Lsasrv.dll (56-bit) 09-Oct-2001 5.0.2195.4472 123,664 Adsldp.dll 09-Oct-2001 5.0.2195.4308 130,832 Adsldpc.dll 09-Oct-2001 5.0.2195.4016 62,736 Adsmsext.dll 09-Oct-2001 5.0.2195.4384 364,816 Advapi32.dll 09-Oct-2001 5.0.2195.4141 133,904 Dnsapi.dll 09-Oct-2001 5.0.2195.4379 91,408 Dnsrslvr.dll 09-Oct-2001 5.0.2195.4437 145,680 Kdcsvc.dll 04-Oct-2001 5.0.2195.4471 199,440 Kerberos.dll 04-Sep-2001 5.0.2195.4276 71,024 Ksecdd.sys 27-Sep-2001 5.0.2195.4411 511,248 Lsasrv.dll 06-Sep-2001 5.0.2195.4301 33,552 Lsass.exe 27-Sep-2001 5.0.2195.4285 114,448 Msv1_0.dll 09-Oct-2001 5.0.2195.4153 312,080 Netapi32.dll 09-Oct-2001 5.0.2195.4357 370,448 Netlogon.dll 09-Oct-2001 5.0.2195.4464 912,656 Ntdsa.dll 09-Oct-2001 5.0.2195.4433 387,856 Samsrv.dll 09-Oct-2001 5.0.2195.4117 111,376 Scecli.dll 09-Oct-2001 5.0.2195.4476 299,792 Scesrv.dll 09-Oct-2001 5.0.2195.4025 50,960 W32time.dll 01-Aug-2001 5.0.2195.4025 56,592 W32tm.exe 09-Oct-2001 5.0.2195.4433 125,712 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 3.
This fix changes the update behavior so that when a new indexed attribute is added, the domain controller with the fix installed on it does not search the whole database to create an empty index. This allows Active Directory replication to restart earlier.
For additional information about how to obtain a hotfix for Windows 2000 Datacenter Server, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
265173For additional information about how to install multiple hotfixes with a single restart, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/265173/EN-US/ )The Datacenter Program and Windows 2000 Datacenter Server Product
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/296861/EN-US/ )Use QChain.exe to Install Multiple Hotfixes with One Reboot
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