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Scepol.log file size increases beyond 1 MB limit

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Symptoms
The Scepol.log file size increases beyond its default 1 megabyte (MB) limit. You cannot stop this behavior by setting the
PolicyDebugLevel
registry value to 0. As the file becomes larger and more fragmented, the system runs more slowly than expected.
Resolution

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.

Prerequisites

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 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   --------------------------------------------------------------   22-Sep-2003  22:11  5.0.2195.6824     124,688  Adsldp.dll          22-Sep-2003  22:11  5.0.2195.6824     132,368  Adsldpc.dll         22-Sep-2003  22:11  5.0.2195.6824      63,760  Adsmsext.dll        22-Sep-2003  22:11  5.0.2195.6824     381,712  Advapi32.dll        22-Sep-2003  22:11  5.0.2195.6824      69,904  Browser.dll         22-Sep-2003  22:11  5.0.2195.6824     136,464  Dnsapi.dll          22-Sep-2003  22:11  5.0.2195.6824      96,016  Dnsrslvr.dll        22-Sep-2003  22:11  5.0.2195.6824      47,376  Eventlog.dll        22-Sep-2003  22:11  5.0.2195.6824     148,240  Kdcsvc.dll          21-Sep-2003  00:32  5.0.2195.6824     205,584  Kerberos.dll        21-Sep-2003  00:32  5.0.2195.6824      71,888  Ksecdd.sys   21-Sep-2003  00:32  5.0.2195.6824     509,712  Lsasrv.dll          21-Sep-2003  00:32  5.0.2195.6824      33,552  Lsass.exe           21-Sep-2003  00:32  5.0.2195.6824     109,840  Msv1_0.dll          22-Sep-2003  22:11  5.0.2195.6824     307,984  Netapi32.dll        22-Sep-2003  22:11  5.0.2195.6824     361,232  Netlogon.dll        22-Sep-2003  22:11  5.0.2195.6824     931,600  Ntdsa.dll           22-Sep-2003  22:11  5.0.2195.6824     392,464  Samsrv.dll          22-Sep-2003  22:11  5.0.2195.6824     113,936  Scecli.dll          22-Sep-2003  22:11  5.0.2195.6824     259,856  Scesrv.dll          20-Sep-2003  18:58  5.0.2195.6813   5,280,768  Sp3res.dll          22-Sep-2003  22:11  5.0.2195.6824      48,912  W32time.dll         21-Sep-2003  00:32  5.0.2195.6824      57,104  W32tm.exe           22-Sep-2003  22:11  5.0.2195.6824     126,224  Wldap32.dll      
Status
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section of this article.
More information
For additional information about how a Scepol.log file is generated, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
277675 How to collect local security authority application programming interface logging for troubleshooting
For additional information about how hotfix packages are named, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
816915 New file naming schema for Microsoft Windows software update packages
For additional information about the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
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Article ID: 827684 - Last Review: 10/26/2013 10:36:00 - Revision: 3.0

Microsoft Windows 2000 Server, Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition, Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server

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