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This article describes an issue that occurs in the Active Directory in Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2), or Windows Server 2008 SP2. A hotfix and an update are available to resolve this issue except for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012. The hotfix have a prerequisite.

Symptoms

When a NTDS Settings conflicting (CNF) object is created in the Active Directory, the Lsass.exe process may crash and unexpectedly reboot the Domain Controller. Additionally, the following events are logged in the System log:

Log Name: Application
Source: Application Error
Date: DateTime
Event ID: 1000
Task Category: Application Crashing Events
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: ComputerName
Description:
Faulting application name: lsass.exe, version: 6.1.7601.17725, time stamp: 0x4ec483fc
Faulting module name: ntdll.dll, version: 6.1.7601.18229, time stamp: 0x51fb164a
Exception code: 0xc0000374
Fault offset: 0x00000000000c4102
Faulting process id: 0x1f4
Faulting application start time: 0x01ceb94c671de3dd
Faulting application path: C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll
Report Id: 80a2cd04-2540-11e3-99e2-441ea1d316a4
Faulting package full name: %14
Faulting package-relative application ID: %15


Log Name: Application
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Wininit
Date: DateTime
Event ID: 1015
Task Category: None
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: ComputerName
Description:
A critical system process, C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe, failed with status code 255. The machine must now be restarted.

Note The NTDS Settings represents the domain controller in the replication system. The NTDS Settings object stores connection objects, which make replication possible between two or more domain controllers.

Resolution

To resolve this issue, we have released an update rollup for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2. And we have released a hotfix for Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2008. We also have a workaround for Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2008 SP2.

Update information for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2

To resolve this issue in Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2, install update rollup 2955164. For more information about how to obtain this update rollup package, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

2955164 Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 update rollup: May 2014

Workaround for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012

To work around this issue, delete conflict objects manually according to the Workaround section.

Hotfix information for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

To resolve this issue in Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2, install hotfix 2862304. For more information about how to obtain the hotfix, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

2862304 AD DS or AD LDS responds slowly to complex LDAP query that has a deeply nested filter on Windows server

Hotfix information for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008

To resolve this issue in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, install the hotfix that is described in this article.

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 the problem described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

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, contact 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 website:

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.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must be running Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2) or Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2).

For more information about how to obtain a Windows Vista service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

935791 How to obtain the latest Windows Vista service pack For more information about how to obtain a Windows Server 2008 service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

968849 How to obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2008

Registry information

To apply this hotfix, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

The global version of this hotfix installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.














Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 file information notes

  • The files that apply to a specific product, milestone (RTM, SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table:

    Version

    Product

    Milestone

    Service branch

    6.0.600 2.23xxx

    Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008

    SP2

    LDR

  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed separately in the "Additional file information for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008" section. MUM, MANIFEST, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are very important to maintaining the state of the updated component. The security catalog files, for which the attributes are not listed, are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.

For all supported x86-based versions of Windows Vista

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Ntdsctrs.ini

Not applicable

58,268

09-Apr-2014

05:59

Not applicable

Report.ad.xml

Not applicable

25,448

09-Apr-2014

05:52

Not applicable

Rules.ad.xml

Not applicable

8,368

09-Apr-2014

05:45

Not applicable

Ntdsctrs.ini

Not applicable

61,426

09-Apr-2014

06:32

Not applicable

Report.ad.xml

Not applicable

24,063

09-Apr-2014

06:25

Not applicable

Rules.ad.xml

Not applicable

7,695

09-Apr-2014

06:16

Not applicable

Ntdsctrs.ini

Not applicable

54,066

09-Apr-2014

04:12

Not applicable

Report.ad.xml

Not applicable

22,929

09-Apr-2014

04:07

Not applicable

Rules.ad.xml

Not applicable

7,255

09-Apr-2014

04:02

Not applicable

Ntdsctrs.ini

Not applicable

60,886

09-Apr-2014

07:19

Not applicable

Report.ad.xml

Not applicable

24,503

09-Apr-2014

07:14

Not applicable

Rules.ad.xml

Not applicable

8,039

09-Apr-2014

07:08

Not applicable

Ntdsctrs.ini

Not applicable

61,250

09-Apr-2014

06:39

Not applicable

Report.ad.xml

Not applicable

24,821

09-Apr-2014

06:32

Not applicable

Rules.ad.xml

Not applicable

8,168

09-Apr-2014

06:23

Not applicable

Ntdsctrs.ini

Not applicable

57,884

09-Apr-2014

07:17

Not applicable

Report.ad.xml

Not applicable

25,482

09-Apr-2014

07:12

Not applicable

Rules.ad.xml

Not applicable

8,284

09-Apr-2014

07:06

Not applicable

Ntdsctrs.ini

Not applicable

58,338

09-Apr-2014

05:58

Not applicable

Report.ad.xml

Not applicable

24,094

09-Apr-2014

05:50

Not applicable

Rules.ad.xml

Not applicable

8,177

09-Apr-2014

05:42

Not applicable

Ntdsctrs.ini

Not applicable

40,356

09-Apr-2014

07:32

Not applicable

Report.ad.xml

Not applicable

23,021

09-Apr-2014

07:30

Not applicable

Rules.ad.xml

Not applicable

8,879

09-Apr-2014

07:25

Not applicable

Ntdsctrs.ini

Not applicable

39,874

09-Apr-2014

07:17

Not applicable

Report.ad.xml

Not applicable

23,790

09-Apr-2014

07:12

Not applicable

Rules.ad.xml

Not applicable

8,293

09-Apr-2014

07:06

Not applicable

Ntdsctrs.ini

Not applicable

63,304

09-Apr-2014

06:28

Not applicable

Report.ad.xml

Not applicable

23,845

09-Apr-2014

06:20

Not applicable

Rules.ad.xml

Not applicable

7,788

09-Apr-2014

06:12

Not applicable

Ntdsctrs.ini

Not applicable

58,758

09-Apr-2014

07:22

Not applicable

Report.ad.xml

Not applicable

24,763

09-Apr-2014

07:16

Not applicable

Rules.ad.xml

Not applicable

8,330

09-Apr-2014

07:10

Not applicable

Ntdsctrs.ini

Not applicable

57,464

09-Apr-2014

07:19

Not applicable

Report.ad.xml

Not applicable

24,293

09-Apr-2014

07:14

Not applicable

Rules.ad.xml

Not applicable

7,823

09-Apr-2014

07:07

Not applicable

Ntdsctrs.ini

Not applicable

59,978

09-Apr-2014

06:34

Not applicable

Report.ad.xml

Not applicable

24,922

09-Apr-2014

06:27

Not applicable

Rules.ad.xml

Not applicable

8,115

09-Apr-2014

06:18

Not applicable

Ntdsctrs.ini

Not applicable

57,012

09-Apr-2014

06:21

Not applicable

Report.ad.xml

Not applicable

27,903

09-Apr-2014

06:14

Not applicable

Rules.ad.xml

Not applicable

10,526

09-Apr-2014

06:05

Not applicable

Ntdsctrs.ini

Not applicable

58,996

09-Apr-2014

06:40

Not applicable

Report.ad.xml

Not applicable

24,062

09-Apr-2014

06:35

Not applicable

Rules.ad.xml

Not applicable

7,623

09-Apr-2014

06:27

Not applicable

Ntdsctrs.ini

Not applicable

54,530

09-Apr-2014

06:53

Not applicable

Report.ad.xml

Not applicable

23,889

09-Apr-2014

06:45

Not applicable

Rules.ad.xml

Not applicable

7,635

09-Apr-2014

06:37

Not applicable

Ntdsctrs.ini

Not applicable

34,640

09-Apr-2014

06:18

Not applicable

Report.ad.xml

Not applicable

22,766

09-Apr-2014

06:10

Not applicable

Rules.ad.xml

Not applicable

7,024

09-Apr-2014

06:01

Not applicable

Ntdsctrs.ini

Not applicable

36,302

09-Apr-2014

05:53

Not applicable

Report.ad.xml

Not applicable

22,778

09-Apr-2014

05:46

Not applicable

Rules.ad.xml

Not applicable

7,059

09-Apr-2014

05:40

Not applicable

Ntdsa.mof

Not applicable

227,725

21-Feb-2014

07:31

Not applicable

Ntdsai.dll

6.0.6002.23372

1,958,912

09-Apr-2014

03:58

x86

For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Ntdsctrs.ini

Not applicable

58,268

09-Apr-2014

08:06

Not applicable

Report.ad.xml

Not applicable

25,448

09-Apr-2014

07:59

Not applicable

Rules.ad.xml

Not applicable

8,368

09-Apr-2014

07:55

Not applicable

Ntdsctrs.ini

Not applicable

61,426

09-Apr-2014

07:43

Not applicable

Report.ad.xml

Not applicable

24,063

09-Apr-2014

07:35

Not applicable

Rules.ad.xml

Not applicable

7,695

09-Apr-2014

07:28

Not applicable

Ntdsctrs.ini

Not applicable

54,066

09-Apr-2014

04:48

Not applicable

Report.ad.xml

Not applicable

22,929

09-Apr-2014

04:40

Not applicable

Rules.ad.xml

Not applicable

7,255

09-Apr-2014

04:49

Not applicable

Ntdsctrs.ini

Not applicable

60,886

09-Apr-2014

06:45

Not applicable

Report.ad.xml

Not applicable

24,503

09-Apr-2014

06:39

Not applicable

Rules.ad.xml

Not applicable

8,039

09-Apr-2014

06:32

Not applicable

Ntdsctrs.ini

Not applicable

61,250

09-Apr-2014

07:39

Not applicable

Report.ad.xml

Not applicable

24,821

09-Apr-2014

07:33

Not applicable

Rules.ad.xml

Not applicable

8,168

09-Apr-2014

07:26

Not applicable

Ntdsctrs.ini

Not applicable

57,884

09-Apr-2014

08:39

Not applicable

Report.ad.xml

Not applicable

25,482

09-Apr-2014

08:33

Not applicable

Rules.ad.xml

Not applicable

8,284

09-Apr-2014

08:27

Not applicable

Ntdsctrs.ini

Not applicable

58,338

09-Apr-2014

07:30

Not applicable

Report.ad.xml

Not applicable

24,094

09-Apr-2014

07:24

Not applicable

Rules.ad.xml

Not applicable

8,177

09-Apr-2014

07:17

Not applicable

Ntdsctrs.ini

Not applicable

40,356

09-Apr-2014

07:26

Not applicable

Report.ad.xml

Not applicable

23,021

09-Apr-2014

07:21

Not applicable

Rules.ad.xml

Not applicable

8,879

09-Apr-2014

07:15

Not applicable

Ntdsctrs.ini

Not applicable

39,874

09-Apr-2014

08:30

Not applicable

Report.ad.xml

Not applicable

23,790

09-Apr-2014

08:26

Not applicable

Rules.ad.xml

Not applicable

8,293

09-Apr-2014

08:21

Not applicable

Ntdsctrs.ini

Not applicable

63,304

09-Apr-2014

07:31

Not applicable

Report.ad.xml

Not applicable

23,845

09-Apr-2014

07:25

Not applicable

Rules.ad.xml

Not applicable

7,788

09-Apr-2014

07:18

Not applicable

Ntdsctrs.ini

Not applicable

58,758

09-Apr-2014

06:40

Not applicable

Report.ad.xml

Not applicable

24,763

09-Apr-2014

06:34

Not applicable

Rules.ad.xml

Not applicable

8,330

09-Apr-2014

06:28

Not applicable

Ntdsctrs.ini

Not applicable

57,464

09-Apr-2014

07:27

Not applicable

Report.ad.xml

Not applicable

24,293

09-Apr-2014

07:22

Not applicable

Rules.ad.xml

Not applicable

7,823

09-Apr-2014

07:15

Not applicable

Ntdsctrs.ini

Not applicable

59,978

09-Apr-2014

08:31

Not applicable

Report.ad.xml

Not applicable

24,922

09-Apr-2014

08:27

Not applicable

Rules.ad.xml

Not applicable

8,115

09-Apr-2014

08:21

Not applicable

Ntdsctrs.ini

Not applicable

57,012

09-Apr-2014

08:06

Not applicable

Report.ad.xml

Not applicable

27,903

09-Apr-2014

07:59

Not applicable

Rules.ad.xml

Not applicable

10,526

09-Apr-2014

07:54

Not applicable

Ntdsctrs.ini

Not applicable

58,996

09-Apr-2014

08:40

Not applicable

Report.ad.xml

Not applicable

24,062

09-Apr-2014

08:35

Not applicable

Rules.ad.xml

Not applicable

7,623

09-Apr-2014

08:28

Not applicable

Ntdsctrs.ini

Not applicable

54,530

09-Apr-2014

08:32

Not applicable

Report.ad.xml

Not applicable

23,889

09-Apr-2014

08:27

Not applicable

Rules.ad.xml

Not applicable

7,635

09-Apr-2014

08:21

Not applicable

Ntdsctrs.ini

Not applicable

34,640

09-Apr-2014

06:59

Not applicable

Report.ad.xml

Not applicable

22,766

09-Apr-2014

06:55

Not applicable

Rules.ad.xml

Not applicable

7,024

09-Apr-2014

06:51

Not applicable

Ntdsctrs.ini

Not applicable

36,302

09-Apr-2014

08:05

Not applicable

Report.ad.xml

Not applicable

22,778

09-Apr-2014

07:58

Not applicable

Rules.ad.xml

Not applicable

7,059

09-Apr-2014

07:54

Not applicable

Ntdsa.mof

Not applicable

227,725

21-Feb-2014

07:35

Not applicable

Ntdsai.dll

6.0.6002.23372

2,657,792

09-Apr-2014

04:37

x64





Status

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

Workaround

To work around this issue, delete any duplicate NTDS setting objects that contain "CNF:" in the Common Name.

Note NTDS Settings objects are located in the Configuration partition, under Sites -> SiteName->Servers->ServerName. Each server should have only one NTDS Settings object that is "NTDS Settings".

Follow these steps to search for a Conflict (CNF) NTDS Settings object:

  • Open ldp.exe or ADSIEDIT.

  • Connect and bind to the Domain Controller.

  • Search the Configuration partition for any object where the Common Name contains "CNF:" and the object class is nTDSDSA. For example, LDAP search filter may look like this:
    BaseDN = CN=Configuration,DC=contoso,DC=com(&(ObjectClass=nTDSDSA)(CN=*CNF*))


More Information

For more information about software update terminology, 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

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