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You may receive the following error message on a domain controller:
Event ID 1519: A Directory Service Operation Failed Because the Database Has Run Out of Version Storage
This error message indicates that the server is running out of version storage.
No time limit is enforced on Name Service Provider Interface (NSPI), so a single client (or very small number of clients) performing an expensive and extended search can run a domain controller out of version store and resources. For example, if a user is performing a Messaging Application Programming Interface (MAPI) name resolution on the letter "m," the query finds every user whose company starts with the letter m (as in Microsoft). The search times out after a couple minutes, but one or two clients performing this search is enough to starve a system with a high update load of version store, and lead to this behavior.
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
The following files are available for download from the MicrosoftDownload Center:
For additional information about how to download Microsoft Support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to Obtain Microsoft Support Files from Online Services
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Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Microsoft Windows 2000.
This problem was first corrected in Windows 2000 Service Pack 1.
For additional information about how to install Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 hotfixes at the same time, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
249149 Installing Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 Hotfixes