Svchost.exe Creates a Memory Leak When RNDSTRESS Test Runs on ILS Server

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When you run the RNDSTRESS test utility on an Internet Locator Service (ILS) server for any period of time, you see a gradual increase in memory usage and CPU usage by Svchost.exe when SharedAccess is running. When you end the RNDSTRESS test, the CPU goes back to its normal state but Svchost.exe does not release the memory used for the test.

This behavior can affect clients that use NetMeeting or other Internet rendezvous-based programs.
The memory leak occurs because the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) proxy that is incorporated in the Network Address Translator (NAT) does not properly remove the registration entries in the LDAP Address Translation Table that are created by ILS registrations from a rendezvous-based program.
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 2.

Article ID: 289186 - Last Review: 10/23/2013 16:26:58 - Revision: 3.2

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