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Failfast Occurs If the Authentication Level of a COM+ Server Package Is Set to None

This article was previously published under Q324397
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When you have a COM+ server package that allows anonymous authentication and you subscribe to the IComSecurityEvents interface, the COM+ application may experience failfast.

In this scenario, you may receive the following event log entry:
Assertion Failure:
Server Application ID: {EBDE04DF-1549-46F4-A461-08FF6AA39926} Server Application Name: xxxxxxxxx The serious nature of this error has caused the process to terminate. COM+ Services Internals Information: File: .\security.cpp, Line: 818
This issue occurs because you cannot obtain the DirectCaller security identity or the OriginalCaller security identity, and therefore you try to impersonate the client.

Service Pack Information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
260910 How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack

Hotfix Information

To resolve this problem, obtain Microsoft COM+ Rollup Hotfix 21.For additional information, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
324039 INFO: Availability of Windows 2000 Post-Service Pack 3 COM+ Hotfix Rollup Package 21
A supported fix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that is described in this article. Apply it only to computers that are experiencing this specific problem. This fix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, Microsoft recommends that you wait for the next Windows 2000 service pack that contains this hotfix.

To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the fix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services phone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:NOTE: In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The typical support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.

Additional Query Words:kbWin2000preSP4COMRollup21Fix
To work around this issue, set your authentication level to Connect (or to a level different from None).
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 Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4.
For additional information about how to obtain a hotfix for Windows 2000 Datacenter Server, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
265173 The Datacenter Program and Windows 2000 Datacenter Server Product
For additional information about how to install multiple hotfixes with only one restart, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
296861 Use QChain.exe to Install Multiple Hotfixes with Only One Reboot

Article ID: 324397 - Last Review: 10/26/2013 17:15:00 - Revision: 1.5

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