Services.exe Quits Unexpectedly and Restarts the Primary Domain Controller

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On a domain controller that is acting as a primary domain controller emulator, the Services.exe process may randomly quit with a status code 128, and then a countdown starts that eventually restarts the server.

This problem appears to occur only on the domain controller that is acting as a primary domain controller emulator.

Hotfix Information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site: Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.


No prerequisites are required.

Restart Requirement

You must restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix Replacement Information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File Information

The English version of this fix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
 Date         Time    Version          Size      File name ------------------------------------------------------------ 18-Apr-2003  15:27   5.0.2195.6692    994,064   Ole32.dll 18-Apr-2003  15:27   5.0.2195.6738    432,400   Rpcrt4.dll 18-Apr-2003  15:27   5.0.2195.6702    187,664   Rpcss.dll
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.
More information
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Article ID: 817298 - Last Review: 10/26/2013 08:40:00 - Revision: 5.0

  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
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