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The Microsoft Message Queuing (also known as MSMQ) 2.0 replication service may not automatically start when the service is running on Microsoft Windows 2000 Server, and there are no event log entries or other indications that the service has not started. When you try to start the Message Queuing replication service later, the Message Queuing replication service works normally.
This problem may occur when many legacy site controllers exist. During initalization, the replication service makes many calls to the Active Directory service, and these calls may take a long time. Because the service control manager incorrectly interprets this behavior as an unsuccessful attempt to start the Message Queuing replication service, the service control manager shuts down the Message Queuing replication service.
A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that is described in this article. Only apply it to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next Windows 2000 Service Pack 5 that contains this hotfix.
To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services telephone 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 usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.
This hotfix requires that Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 be currently installed before you apply the hotfix.
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.