Event 578 May Be Logged During Logoff or Shutdown

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Event 578 may be logged in the Security event log when auditing is enabled for tracking Privilege Use problems. This event is logged twice during logoff and Windows 2000 shutdown.
During logoff and shutdown, Csrss.exe tries to increase its priority. After it has notified all of the running processes of the shutdown, it tries to decrease its priority. Since it is running in the System context, this does not succeed and generates the audit event.
You can ignore these events because they are logged in error.

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:
   Date      Time       Version        Size     File Name          -------------------------------------------------------  1/4/2001   02:30p   5.0.2195.3105   34,576    Csrsrv.dll  1/4/2001   02:30p   5.0.2195.3105     5392    Csrss.exe				

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 3.

Article ID: 266282 - Last Review: 10/20/2013 22:28:16 - Revision: 3.4

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