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IMPORTANT: This article contains information about modifying the registry. Before you modify the registry, make sure to back it up and make sure that you understand how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For information about how to back up, restore, and edit the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
256986 Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry
You can use the System Monitor tool to create a Windows ManagementInstrumentation (WMI) Event Trace log that can provide helpful information when you are troubleshooting domain controller performance problems. For example, if a processor spike were occurring on a domain controller, the WMI Event Trace log could provide you with details about the specific cause of the processor spike.
However, the WMI Event Trace log is missing the Client SID and Client Machine Name (NetBIOS name or IP address) fields. This hotfix enables a registry entry that you can use to add the Client SID and the Client Machine Name fields to the WMI Event Trace log.
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 English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
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 2.
WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.
To add the Client SID and the Client Machine Name fields to the WMI Event Trace log:
Note that The WMI Event Trace Log file must be parsed be read correctly. There are two Microsoft Windows 2000 Resource Kit tools that can help you parse the file and obtain meaningful information. These tools are named Tracedmp.exe and Reducer.exe.