ISA Server 2004 Enterprise Edition may stop responding if the firewall does not go into lockdown mode when MSDE logging fails

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For more information about how to obtain the ISA Server 2004, Standard Edition version of this hotfix, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
922946 When ISA Server 2004, Standard Edition receives lots of requests, the program stops responding to requests
If MSDE logging is enabled, and you change the default behavior that puts the firewall into lockdown mode and stops the Microsoft Firewall service when logging fails, Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2004, Enterprise Edition might start accumulating log records in memory and eventually stop responding in heavy traffic.
By default, when logging fails, ISA Server automatically goes into lockdown mode and stops the Microsoft Firewall Service. This problem occurs if you change this default behavior by using either of the following procedures:
  • You disable "Stop selected services settings" on the Log Failure alert properties. To check this setting in ISA Server Management, follow these steps:
    1. Click the Monitoring node, and then click the Alerts tab.
    2. In the Task pane, click Configure Alert Definitions.
    3. Double-click the Log Failure alert, and verify that the Stop selected services checkbox is selected under the Actions tab.
  • You run the DisableLockdownOnLogFailure.vbs script that is available at the following Microsoft TechNet Web site:

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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ISA Server 2004 Service Pack 2 (SP2) must be installed before you install this hotfix.

Restart requirement

The following services are automatically stopped and then restarted when you install this hotfix:
  • Microsoft Firewall
  • ISA Server Control
  • ISA Server Job Scheduler
  • ISA Server Storage

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

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To resolve this problem in ISA Server 2004, Standard Edition, see the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
922946 ISA Server 2004 Standard Edition may stop responding if the firewall does not go into lockdown mode when MSDE logging fails
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

Article ID: 920893 - Last Review: 01/15/2015 15:08:23 - Revision: 3.0

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