Access Mask 0xCCCCCC When Using the GetEffectiveRightsFromAcl Function

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SYMPTOMS

When you have an access control list (ACL) that contains accounts from other domains, and you use a program that calls the GetEffectiveRightsFromAcl function by using this ACL, you may receive the following access mask: 0xCCCCCC.

CAUSE

While resolving the account from the other domain, the GetEffectiveRightsFromAcl function uses the NETBIOS domain name. When NETBIOS name resolution fails, these accounts cannot be resolved and the function returns prematurely.

This problem may occur if you use Windows 2000 with Service Pack 3 (SP3) installed. The behavior of the function was improved in SP3 to handle more scenarios, and this NETBIOS dependency was introduced.

RESOLUTION

Service Pack Information

To 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:
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. The Global version of this fix has the file attributes (or later) 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
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WORKAROUND

To work around this problem, configure NETBIOS name resolution for the other domains by using LMHOSTS files or WINS. All computers that are using programs that call for this function will require this workaround to be applied. For additional information, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
314108 How to Write an LMHOSTS File for Domain Validation and Other Name Resolution Issues
180099 Troubleshooting LMHOSTS Name Resolution Issues

STATUS

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.

MORE INFORMATION

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:
265173 The Datacenter Program and Windows 2000 Datacenter Server Product

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Article ID: 814055 - Last Review: October 26, 2006 - Revision: 1.6
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server SP3
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 3
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 3
Keywords: 
kbautohotfix kbhotfixserver kbqfe kbwin2ksp4fix kbwin2000presp4fix kbfix kbbug KB814055

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