When a program calls the AuthzInitializeContextFromSid function on your Microsoft Windows Server 2003-based computer, you may receive the following error message:
The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted
This issue may occur when the AuthzInitializeContextFromSid function passes a non-null-terminated string to the DsGetDcName function.
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. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.
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, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.
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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.
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.
Windows Server 2003, 32-bit versions
Date Time Version Size File name --------------------------------------------------- 05-Feb-2004 22:41 5.2.3790.125 69,120 Authz.dll
Windows Server 2003, 64-bit versions
Date Time Version Size File name Platform --------------------------------------------------------------- 05-Feb-2004 13:42 5.2.3790.125 207,360 Authz.dll IA-64 05-Feb-2004 13:41 5.2.3790.125 69,120 Wauthz.dll x86
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
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Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Web Edition, Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86), Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86), Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition for Itanium-based Systems