WINS Export List Leaks Memory at 1 MB per Minute

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Exporting all names in a large WINS database may be very slow. The export process leaks memory (Task Manager shows continually rising memory usage for the MMC process) at about 1 megabyte (MB) per minute. If the WINS database is large enough, the server runs out of memory before the export finishes.
This behavior occurs when the WINS snap-in does not clear the internal cache.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
260910 How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

This problem was first corrected in Windows 2000 Service Pack 1.

Article ID: 254387 - Last Review: 10/20/2013 17:27:50 - Revision: 3.4

  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
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