You have a computer that is running Windows Server 2003.
You apply security update 2478960 that is documented in security bulletin MS11-014.
In this scenario, some third-party applications or services may encounter an authentication failure.
For example, some third-party server message block (SMB) clients may encounter an authentication failure.
This issue occurs because security update 2478960 that is documented in security bulletin MS11-014 removes the negotiate hint field in a SMB negotiate protocol response.
The negHints.hintName field contains the name of the server principal that is the service principal on the server and that has the user-name@domain-name format. In RFC 4178, the negHints.hintName field is an optional field. However, some third-party applications depend on the values in this field. Therefore, this issue occurs when the field is removed.
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:
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To apply this hotfix, you must be running Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2).
For more information about how to obtain a Windows Server 2003 service pack or a Windows XP Professional x64 Edition service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
889100 How to obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2003
To use the hotfix in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.
You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.
The English (United States) 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 Server 2003 file information notes
In addition to the files that are listed in these tables, this hotfix also installs an associated security catalog file (KBnumber.cat) that is signed with a Microsoft digital signature.
For all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2003
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2003
For all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2003
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For more information about security update 2478960, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2478960 MS11-014: Vulnerability in Local Security Authority Subsystem Service could allow local elevation of privilege
For more information about the negotiate hint field, visit the following MSDN website: