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While a server is restarting, you may receive an error message about LDAP_LOCAL_ERROR, and LDAP operations do not succeed. Debugging the server reveals that security also does not succeed, and subsequent operations on the connection do not work.
This behavior can occur if Wldap32.DLL starts but the LDAP service does not properly bind to the directory.
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.
The Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) enables clients to query and manage information in a Directory Service over a Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) connection. The Microsoft LDAP application programming interface (API) is called Wldap32.dll.
LDAP must bind to the directory for information exchange, but this may not occur if unexpected disconnection occurs because of an unexpected shutdown or restart.
For additional information, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: