Server Service Fails with System Error 8 or System Error 234

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SYMPTOMS
The server service fails to start and the following events are recorded:
   Event ID: 7023      Source: Service Control Manager      Type: Error      Description: The Server service terminated with the following error:                   More data is available.				

-or-
   Not enough storage is available to process this command.   Event ID: 7001      Source: Service Control Manager      Type: Error      Description: The Net Logon service depends on the Server service                   which failed to start because of the following error:                   More data is available.				

If you attempt to start the server service manually, the following errorsmay be displayed:

A system error has occurred.

System error 234 has occurred.
More data is available.

-or-

System error 8 has occurred.
Not enough storage is available to process this command.

Other services that may fail to start (also with event ID 7001) include thecomputer browser and the directory replicator, because these services aredependent on the Server service.
CAUSE
The cause of these errors is the result of too much data stored in thefollowing key in the registry.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer \Parameters\NullSessionPipes


NOTE: The above registry key is one path; it has been wrapped for readability.

The Server service queries the registry value above for its entries. Thebuffer for the amount of information that the Server service can acceptwhen it queries is approximately 32 KB. If there are more than 32 KB inthat entry, the Server service will fail to start and return the error"More data is available," or "Not enough storage is available."
RESOLUTION
The solution is to remove any unnecessary entries from this value in theregistry, or apply (or reapply) the latest Windows NT Service pack.
MORE INFORMATION
The default information contained in this key is:

COMNAP COMNODE SQL\QUERY SPOOLSS LLSRPC EPMAPPER LOCATOR
Properties

Article ID: 175529 - Last Review: 12/05/2015 08:08:02 - Revision: 1.1

Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition, Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition

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