LSASS May Use a Large Amount of Memory on a Domain Controller

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SYMPTOMS
When a large number of trusted users and groups are imported to localgroups within a resource domain, memory usage by Lsass.exe may beexcessive, possibly causing system performance degradation. Memory usagefor a process can be seen using Perfmon.exe.
CAUSE
The problem occurs when the Netlogon service is starting and fails todeallocate memory needed to process the imported accounts.
RESOLUTION
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows NT 4.0 or Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
152734 How to Obtain the Latest Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack

STATUS
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Windows NT 4.0 and Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition. This problem was first corrected in Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 4.0 and Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition Service Pack 4.
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Article ID: 174205 - Last Review: 10/07/2013 06:18:19 - Revision: 2.2

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