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Your computer may log Event 1450 event messages several times per second in the Directory Service log. The event messages are similar to the following event message:
Event ID: 1450
This problem occurs because the object that the event message refers to has a security descriptor with an empty owner value. The security descriptor propagator cannot correct the problem and remove the object from its queue.
Service Pack InformationTo resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/260910/EN-US/ )How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack
Hotfix InformationA 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:
Date Time Version Size File name ------------------------------------------------------------ 13-Nov-2002 13:42 5.0.2195.6109 124,688 Adsldp.dll 13-Nov-2002 13:42 5.0.2195.5781 131,344 Adsldpc.dll 13-Nov-2002 13:42 5.0.2195.6109 62,736 Adsmsext.dll 13-Nov-2002 13:42 5.0.2195.6052 358,160 Advapi32.dll 13-Nov-2002 13:42 5.0.2195.6094 49,936 Browser.dll 13-Nov-2002 13:42 5.0.2195.6012 135,952 Dnsapi.dll 13-Nov-2002 13:42 5.0.2195.6076 96,016 Dnsrslvr.dll 13-Nov-2002 13:42 5.0.2195.6125 45,328 Eventlog.dll 13-Nov-2002 13:42 5.0.2195.6059 146,704 Kdcsvc.dll 01-Nov-2002 10:52 5.0.2195.6112 204,048 Kerberos.dll 21-Aug-2002 08:27 5.0.2195.6023 71,248 Ksecdd.sys 06-Nov-2002 18:02 5.0.2195.6118 507,664 Lsasrv.dll 06-Nov-2002 18:02 5.0.2195.6118 33,552 Lsass.exe 27-Aug-2002 14:53 5.0.2195.6034 108,816 Msv1_0.dll 13-Nov-2002 13:42 5.0.2195.5979 307,472 Netapi32.dll 13-Nov-2002 13:42 5.0.2195.6075 360,720 Netlogon.dll 13-Nov-2002 13:42 5.0.2195.6127 921,872 Ntdsa.dll 13-Nov-2002 13:42 5.0.2195.6100 389,392 Samsrv.dll 13-Nov-2002 13:42 5.0.2195.6120 130,320 Scecli.dll 13-Nov-2002 13:42 5.0.2195.6120 303,888 Scesrv.dll 13-Nov-2002 13:42 5.0.2195.5859 48,912 W32time.dll 04-Jun-2002 13:32 5.0.2195.5859 57,104 W32tm.exe 13-Nov-2002 13:42 5.0.2195.6100 126,224 Wldap32.dll
To work around this problem, delete the objects that the Directory Service events identify (frequently you may not have access because of the corrupted security descriptor) and wait for garbage collection (by default, this occurs in 60 days). The Directory Service continues to log Event 1450 event messages for the objects until the garbage collection occurs.
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 Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4.
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:
265173A particular code path in the Directory Service permitted a security descriptor with an empty owner value to be written. Active Directory Connector (ADC) can, under certain conditions, use this code path.
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/265173/EN-US/ )The Datacenter Program and Windows 2000 Datacenter Server Product
The hotfix described in this article fixes the code path and stamps 'broken' objects with a default security descriptor. The new descriptor does not block inheritance and the repaired object acquires permissions that it inherits from its parent. Each time an object security descriptor is 'fixed', you receive the following event message:
Event ID: 1214
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/251343/EN-US/ )Manually Initializing the SD Propagator Thread to Evaluate Inherited Permissions for Objects in Active Directory
Article ID: 328422 - Last Review: October 26, 2013 - Revision: 4.0
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