Error Message: A Controller for This Domain Could Not Be Found

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Symptoms
When you attempt to add computers to a domain during Windows NT Setupafter you have installed the updated Lsasrv.dll file (Lsa-fixi.exe or Lsa-ixa.exe) on the Primary Domain Controller (PDC), you may receive thefollowing error message:

A controller for this domain could not be found.
Cause
The behavior occurs because the updated Lsasrv.dll file (Lsa-fixi.exe orLsa-fixa.exe) implements the new registry item called RestrictAnonymousthat restricts the use of Null NamedPipes. Windows NT Setup uses a NullNamedPipe for the connection to the server to verify the domain. The NullNamedPipe is returned with access denied because RestrictAnonymous hasbeen used on the PDC.
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.
More information
For more information about the updated Lsasrv.dll file (Lsa-fixi.exe orLsa-fixa.exe), please see the following article in the Microsoft KnowledgeBase:

ARTICLE-ID: 154087
TITLE : Access Violation in LSASS.EXE Due to Incorrect Buffer Size
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Article ID: 184538 - Last Review: 06/22/2014 18:54:00 - Revision: 5.0

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

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