Article ID: 816485 - View products that this article applies to.
This article has been archived. It is offered "as is" and will no longer be updated.
When the Win32_NetworkLoginProfile class in Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) performs an enumeration process, and this causes the Ntuser.dat registry hives of all cached profiles to be loaded, the server where the enumeration process is running may stop responding (hang).
This issue occurs if the hive load procedure is performed in the context of the WMI service (Local System). Local System has the correct permissions to read and load the registry hives in cached profiles. The hotfix described in this article makes sure that the hive load is performed under the context of the user. However, no security principal (including Local System) has implicit permissions to unload registry hives. Additionally, the Restore permissions must be specified during the connection process to make sure that the cached profile hives are unloaded, as specified in the following sample code:
Only users with administrative permissions are permitted to load and examine cached profile hives. Additionally, if the Restore permission (also known as a moniker) is not specified when you connect to the Common Information Management (CIM) object model, the hives are not unloaded and they continue to consume registry quota space (paged pool memory) indefinitely.
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:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=supportNote 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 English 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 ------------------------------------------------------------ 20-Mar-2003 13:03 1.50.1085.103 1,089,637 Cimwin32.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 Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4.
Article ID: 816485 - Last Review: February 27, 2014 - Revision: 7.5