Memory Leak in FPNW Causes Windows NT Server to Hang

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SYMPTOMS
A memory leak in File and Print Services for NetWare (FPNW) may causeWindows NT to stop responding (hang). Performance Monitor shows privatebytes for Nwssvc.exe growing excessively until the system hangs.
CAUSE
Memory allocated during a logon attempt is not being freed.


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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: 179995 - Last Review: 10/07/2013 17:43:53 - Revision: 3.2

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