The user is forcibly logged off when a program calls the ExitWindowsEx function even when the computer is locked

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Symptoms

On a Microsoft Windows 2000-based computer, when a program calls the ExitWindowsEx function to log off a user, the user is forcibly logged off, even when the computer is locked and the EWX_FORCE value is not set in the parameters for the ExitWindowsEx function.

Cause

This problem may occur if you have installed Service Pack 3 for Windows 2000. This problem does not occur on earlier versions of Windows 2000.

More information

When the ExitWindowsEx function is used by a program to log off a user, the EWX_FORCE value can be set to force the computer to log off a user regardless of the state of the logon session. However, when the computer is locked, the user is not logged off even when the EWX_FORCE value is set in the ExitWindowsEx function.

After you install Windows 2000 Service Pack 3, a user can be logged off a computer by the ExitWindowsEx function even when the computer is locked and the EWX_FORCE value is not set in the ExitWindowsEx function.

Resolution

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.

Prerequisites

Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 3.

Restart requirement

You must restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The English version of this hotfix 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
   -----------------------------------------------------------
   08-Nov-2003  02:51  5.0.2195.6824      42,256  Basesrv.dll      
   21-Sep-2003  00:45  5.0.2195.6824     236,304  Cmd.exe          
   08-Nov-2003  02:51  5.0.2195.6824     222,992  Gdi32.dll        
   08-Nov-2003  02:51  5.0.2195.6867     711,440  Kernel32.dll     
   08-Nov-2003  02:51  5.0.2195.6824      54,032  Mpr.dll          
   08-Nov-2003  02:51  5.0.2195.6860     334,096  Msgina.dll       
   08-Nov-2003  02:51  5.0.2195.6824      90,232  Rdpwd.sys
   08-Nov-2003  02:51  5.0.2195.6869     380,176  User32.dll       
   08-Nov-2003  02:51  5.0.2195.6871     389,392  Userenv.dll      
   31-Oct-2003  03:02  5.0.2195.6869   1,628,816  Win32k.sys
   08-Nov-2003  01:23  5.0.2195.6872     182,032  Winlogon.exe     
   08-Nov-2003  02:51  5.0.2195.6826     243,984  Winsrv.dll       

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section of this article.

More information

For additional information about how hotfix packages are named, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
816915 New file naming schema for Microsoft Windows software update packages
For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Properties

Article ID: 830869 - Last Review: November 2, 2013 - Revision: 3.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
Keywords: 
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