An "Event ID 1168" error message is logged in Event Viewer on a Windows 2000-based domain controller

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An "Event ID 1168" error message is logged in Event Viewer on a Microsoft Windows 2000-based domain controller. There may be no other symptoms to indicate that there is a problem.
An "Event ID 1168" error message may be logged if multiple directory service threads try to create a new name for a deleted (tombstone) object.

Note This problem causes no damage to your computer.

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.


To apply this hotfix, you must be running Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 (SP3) or 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   --------------------------------------------------------------   24-Mar-2004  02:17  5.0.2195.6876     388,368  Advapi32.dll        24-Mar-2004  02:17  5.0.2195.6866      69,904  Browser.dll         24-Mar-2004  02:17  5.0.2195.6824     134,928  Dnsapi.dll          24-Mar-2004  02:17  5.0.2195.6876      92,432  Dnsrslvr.dll        24-Mar-2004  02:17  5.0.2195.6883      47,888  Eventlog.dll        24-Mar-2004  02:17  5.0.2195.6890     143,632  Kdcsvc.dll          11-Mar-2004  02:37  5.0.2195.6903     210,192  Kerberos.dll        21-Sep-2003  00:32  5.0.2195.6824      71,888  Ksecdd.sys   11-Mar-2004  02:37  5.0.2195.6902     520,976  Lsasrv.dll          25-Feb-2004  23:59  5.0.2195.6902      33,552  Lsass.exe           11-Mar-2004  02:37  5.0.2195.6897     123,152  Msv1_0.dll          24-Mar-2004  02:17  5.0.2195.6897     312,592  Netapi32.dll        24-Mar-2004  02:17  5.0.2195.6891     371,472  Netlogon.dll        12-May-2004  22:09  5.0.2195.6924     933,136  Ntdsa.dll           24-Mar-2004  02:17  5.0.2195.6897     388,368  Samsrv.dll          24-Mar-2004  02:17  5.0.2195.6893     111,376  Scecli.dll          24-Mar-2004  02:17  5.0.2195.6903     253,200  Scesrv.dll          05-Feb-2004  20:18  5.0.2195.6896   5,869,056  Sp3res.dll          24-Mar-2004  02:17  5.0.2195.6824      50,960  W32time.dll         21-Sep-2003  00:32  5.0.2195.6824      57,104  W32tm.exe
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
More information
For additional information about how hotfix packages are named, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
816915 New file naming schema for Microsoft Windows hotfix packages
For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Article ID: 842394 - Last Review: 10/26/2013 10:12:00 - Revision: 3.0

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