Reoccurring WAN traffic every five minutes may cause high line costs

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SYMPTOMS

If you have a trust across a wide-area network (WAN) line, you may notice that the WAN line is used every five minutes. If you trace the traffic, you see remote procedure call (RPC) requests that contain an "Authenticated Users" string in the data portion. If you perform a full trace, including the connection establishment, you see that the RPC requests go to the LSASRV pipe. This behavior occurs if you are running a Windows 2000-based forest with multiple domains with a non-English version of Windows 2000. You also have Domain Name System (DNS) servers running in each of the domains.

CAUSE

The DNS server checks the security settings on Active Directory objects and builds a security identifier (SID) object for the "Authenticated Users" account. Because this special group name is translated in localized versions of Windows 2000, it is not found in the local built-in database and is forwarded to all the trusted domains.

RESOLUTION

Service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Windows 2000. For more 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

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
   Date         Time   Version        Size     File name
   -----------------------------------------------------
   07-Nov-2001  02:33  5.0.2195.4606  324,368  Dns.exe
				

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section. This problem was first corrected in Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 3.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about how to obtain a hotfix for Windows 2000 Datacenter Server, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
265173 The Datacenter Program and Windows 2000 Datacenter Server Product
For more information about how to install multiple hotfixes with only one reboot, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
296861 Use QChain.exe to install multiple hotfixes with one reboot
For more information about how to install Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 hotfixes at the same time, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
249149 Installing Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 hotfixes

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Article ID: 311736 - Last Review: February 28, 2014 - Revision: 3.5
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server SP1
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server SP2
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server SP1
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server SP2
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