You cannot establish a trust relationship to another Windows 2000 domain in Windows 2000 Server if the domain is named "Internet"

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In Microsoft Windows 2000 Server, you may find that you cannot establish a trust relationship between two domains if one of the domains is named "Internet" (without the quotation marks).
This problem occurs because the Local Security Authority (LSA) in Windows 2000 Server cannot create a trust account that is named "Internet". "Internet" is a restricted name that has a security identifier (SID) of S-1-7. Although you can name a Windows 2000-based computer or a Windows 2000 domain "Internet", you cannot establish a trust to a domain that is named "Internet".

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.


This hotfix requires Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 (SP4).

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------------------------------------------------------------11-Feb-2004  21:22  5.0.2195.6896      933,136  Ntdsa.dll        11-Feb-2004  21:03  5.0.2195.6897      512,272  Lsasrv.dll       11-Feb-2004  21:22  5.0.2195.6893      307,984  Netapi32.dll     11-Feb-2004  21:22  5.0.2195.6896      132,368  Adsldpc.dll      11-Feb-2004  21:22  5.0.2195.6876      381,712  Advapi32.dll     21-Sep-2003  00:32  5.0.2195.6824       71,888  Ksecdd.sys17-Oct-2003  00:33  5.0.2195.6866      114,960  Msv1_0.dll       11-Feb-2004  21:22  5.0.2195.6897      126,736  Wldap32.dll      11-Feb-2004  21:22  5.0.2195.6896      124,688  Adsldp.dll       11-Feb-2004  21:22  5.0.2195.6896       63,760  Adsmsext.dll     11-Feb-2004  21:03  5.0.2195.6897       33,552  Lsass.exe        08-Dec-2003  23:28  5.0.2195.6881      206,096  Kerberos.dll     11-Feb-2004  21:22  5.0.2195.6824       48,912  W32time.dll      21-Sep-2003  00:32  5.0.2195.6824       57,104  W32tm.exe        11-Feb-2004  21:22  5.0.2195.6890      148,240  Kdcsvc.dll       11-Feb-2004  21:22  5.0.2195.6883       47,376  Eventlog.dll     05-Feb-2004  20:18  5.0.2195.6896    5,869,056  Sp3res.dll       11-Feb-2004  21:22  5.0.2195.6895      260,368  Scesrv.dll       11-Feb-2004  21:22  5.0.2195.6893      114,448  Scecli.dll       11-Feb-2004  21:22  5.0.2195.6824      136,464  Dnsapi.dll       11-Feb-2004  21:22  5.0.2195.6876       96,528  Dnsrslvr.dll     11-Feb-2004  21:22  5.0.2195.6890      392,464  Samsrv.dll       11-Feb-2004  21:22  5.0.2195.6891      361,744  Netlogon.dll     11-Feb-2004  21:22  5.0.2195.6866       69,904  Browser.dll      
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
After you install the hotfix that is described in this article, activate the hotfix. To do so, add the RenameInternetAuthority registry entry to the following registry subkey, and then set the entry to 1:
After you activate the hotfix, Windows 2000 uses Internet Site Authority$, instead of the reserved name, Internet$. To activate the hotfix, follow these steps.

Warning If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.
  1. Click Start, and then click Run.
  2. In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.
  3. Locate, and then click the following registry key:
  4. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
  5. Type RenameInternetAuthority, and then press ENTER.
  6. On the Edit menu, click Modify.
  7. In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.
  8. Quit Registry Editor.
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

Article ID: 836182 - Last Review: 10/26/2013 10:23:00 - Revision: 3.0

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