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In a Microsoft Windows server environment that is running the Services for UNIX component, a Microsoft Windows 2000-based computer that functions as a Network Attached Storage computer may disconnect from a Windows 2000 Server domain controller that is running Network Information Service (NIS). Therefore, none of the account lookup functions on an NIS server run successfully.
Note The LookupAccountName() and the LookupAccountSid() functions are examples of account lookup functions.
This problem may occur if the security channel between the Network Attached Storage computer and the domain controller has been dropped. The security channel may be dropped if either of the following conditions is true:
An account lookup function is the only communication between the domain controller and the Network Attached Storage computer.
The activity counter for the connection between the computer that calls the account lookup function and the domain controller is not correctly updated.
When the security channel between the Network Attached Storage computer and the domain controller is dropped, the Services for UNIX component stops working.
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.
You must restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.
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