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When you run the Windows NT Diagnostics (WinMSD) utility or the System Information tool, and then you save the report that is generated, excessive network traffic occurs between your computer and the domain controller.
This problem is caused by changes to
For additional information about creating a WinMSD report, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
For additional information about how to use the System Information tool, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
315396 How to troubleshoot startup problems in Windows 2000
A newer version of this hotfix is available. For additional information about the newer hotfix, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
889405 The process that runs a WMI statement stops responding on a Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 or later-based computer
A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that this article describes. Apply it only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.
To resolve this problem, 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.
No prerequisites are required.
You do not have to 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 file attributes) 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 -------------------------------------------------------------- 23-Feb-2004 19:46 1.50.1085.119 1,093,733 Cimwin32.dll
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For additional information, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
816915 New file naming schema for Microsoft Windows software update packages
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
Microsoft Windows 2000 Server, Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition, Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 3, Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition, Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 3, Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4