The value of the DRA (directory replication agent) Pending Replication Synchronizations counter increases but never returns to zero as expected when the pending replication queue has no items in it. This problem may also cause monitoring programs such as Microsoft Operations Manager to issue false alerts about replication failures.
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.
To install this hotfix, you must have Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 (SP4) installed on your computer. For additional information about how to obtain the latest service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack
You must restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix Replacement Information
This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.
The English version of this hotfix 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 ---------------------------------------------------------- 25-Sep-2003 18:55 5.0.2195.6824 124,688 Adsldp.dll 25-Sep-2003 18:55 5.0.2195.6824 132,368 Adsldpc.dll 25-Sep-2003 18:55 5.0.2195.6824 63,760 Adsmsext.dll 25-Sep-2003 18:55 5.0.2195.6824 381,712 Advapi32.dll 25-Sep-2003 18:55 5.0.2195.6824 69,904 Browser.dll 25-Sep-2003 18:55 5.0.2195.6824 136,464 Dnsapi.dll 25-Sep-2003 18:55 5.0.2195.6824 96,016 Dnsrslvr.dll 25-Sep-2003 18:55 5.0.2195.6824 47,376 Eventlog.dll 25-Sep-2003 18:55 5.0.2195.6824 148,240 Kdcsvc.dll 21-Sep-2003 01:32 5.0.2195.6824 205,584 Kerberos.dll 21-Sep-2003 01:32 5.0.2195.6824 71,888 Ksecdd.sys 21-Sep-2003 01:32 5.0.2195.6824 509,712 Lsasrv.dll 21-Sep-2003 01:32 5.0.2195.6824 33,552 Lsass.exe 21-Sep-2003 01:32 5.0.2195.6824 109,840 Msv1_0.dll 25-Sep-2003 18:55 5.0.2195.6824 307,984 Netapi32.dll 25-Sep-2003 18:55 5.0.2195.6824 361,232 Netlogon.dll 25-Sep-2003 18:55 5.0.2195.6826 931,600 Ntdsa.dll 25-Sep-2003 18:55 5.0.2195.6824 392,464 Samsrv.dll 25-Sep-2003 18:55 5.0.2195.6824 113,936 Scecli.dll 25-Sep-2003 18:55 5.0.2195.6824 259,856 Scesrv.dll 20-Sep-2003 19:58 5.0.2195.6813 5,280,768 Sp3res.dll 25-Sep-2003 18:55 5.0.2195.6824 48,912 W32time.dll 21-Sep-2003 01:32 5.0.2195.6824 57,104 W32tm.exe 25-Sep-2003 18:55 5.0.2195.6824 126,224 Wldap32.dll
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section of this article.
For additional information about how hotfix packages are named, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
New Naming Schema for Microsoft Windows Hotfix Packages
For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Description of the Standard Terminology That Is Used to Describe Microsoft Software Updates