Your Windows XP SP2-based computer may become slow and unresponsive when you use the ADSI IADs interface that is retrieved from the IEnumVariant::Next method

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When you use the Active Directory Service Interfaces (ADSI) IADs interface that is retrieved from the IEnumVariant::Next method to enumerate many group members, your Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2-based computer may become slow and unresponsive.
The IADs interface has a memory leak that occurs when the interface is retrieved from the IEnumVariant::Next method. The memory leak occurs during the reference count and leaks one reference count for each item. Subsequently, the IADs interface is leaked for every group member that is enumerated in the group.

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. 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.

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File information

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 XP Service Pack 2, 32-bit versions
   Date         Time   Version            Size    File name   --------------------------------------------------------------   28-Jan-2005  23:03  5.1.2600.1621      63,488  Adsmsext.dll        28-Jan-2005  22:59  5.1.2600.2604      68,096  Adsmsext.dll     
Windows XP Professional 64-Bit Edition (Itanium) Service Pack 2
   Date         Time   Version           Size     File name       Platform   -----------------------------------------------------------------------   28-Jan-2005  23:00  5.1.2600.1621     220,672  Adsmsext.dll    IA-64   28-Jan-2005  23:03  5.1.2600.1621      63,488  Wadsmsext.dll   x86
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
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