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Consider the following scenario. You deploy Microsoft Windows Server 2003. You configure the security event logs retention mandate and size mandate for a size that is larger than the default size. The system stops responding during typical usage and event log growth.
In this scenario, the following symptoms occur:
All processes that depend on the Service Control Manager (SCM) stop responding. For example, the server may eventually stop responding. If this occurs, you must restart the server.
If the server is a cluster node, the server stops responding. Failover to another node may not occur.
To resolve this problem, install hotfix 931304. For more information about hotfix 931304, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
931304 Windows Server 2003 stops responding when the event log size is larger than the default size
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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