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Some Interix-related functions do not work, and you cannot open a command shell after you upgrade computers to Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 2

Support for Windows Server 2003 ended on July 14, 2015

Microsoft ended support for Windows Server 2003 on July 14, 2015. This change has affected your software updates and security options. Learn what this means for you and how to stay protected.

SYMPTOMS
Consider the following scenario:
  • You have two or more computers in your organization that are running Microsoft Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1 (SP1).
  • These computers are also running Microsoft Windows Services for UNIX 3.5.
  • You upgrade computers to Microsoft Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 2 (SP2).
In this scenario, the Password Synchronization component stops working, and some Interix-related functions do not work. Additionally, you cannot open the Interix Korn shell or the C shell. When this problem occurs, the following events are logged:
  • Event Type: Error
    Event Source: Interix
    Event ID: 1014
    Description: Could not open registry key localhost: NtStatus : RPC: Port mapper failure - RPC: Unable to receive.

  • Event Type: Error
    Event Source: SUA
    Event ID: 1002
    Description: The description for Event ID ( 1002 ) in Source ( SUA ) cannot be found. The local computer may not have the necessary registry information or message DLL files to display messages from a remote computer. You may be able to use the /AUXSOURCE= flag to retrieve this description; see Help and Support for details. The following information is part of the event:

    drive:\nt\base\sfu\interix\subsys\psxss\psxss.c: 284 Panic:registry value InstallRoot_Win not defined.

  • Event Type: Error
    Event Source: SUA
    Event ID: 1014
    Description: The description for Event ID ( 1014 ) in Source ( SUA ) cannot be found. The local computer may not have the necessary registry information or message DLL files to display messages from a remote computer. You may be able to use the /AUXSOURCE= flag to retrieve this description; see Help and Support for details. The following information is part of the event:

    \Registry\Machine\Software\Microsoft\SUA, 0xc0000034.

  • Event Type: Error
    Event Source: SUA
    Event ID: 1
    Description: The description for Event ID ( 1 ) in Source ( SUA ) cannot be found. The local computer may not have the necessary registry information or message DLL files to display messages from a remote computer. You may be able to use the /AUXSOURCE= flag to retrieve this description; see Help and Support for details. The following information is part of the event:

    The running psxss.exe file has the following version:

    drive:\WINDOWS\system32\psxss.exe 9.0.3790.2825 566784 bytes AM

  • Event Type: Error
    Event Source: NT to UNIX Password Sync Service
    Event Category: None
    Event ID: 16386
    Description: Default encryption key is insecure. Please generate new encryption key.

CAUSE
This problem occurs because the installation program for Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 incorrectly replaces the Psxss.exe file from Windows Services for UNIX 3.5.
RESOLUTION

Update information

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

DownloadDownload the Update for Windows Server 2003 (KB936529) package now.

Release Date: July 24, 2007

For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.

Prerequisites

To apply this update, you must have the following products installed:
  • Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Windows Services for UNIX 3.5
  • Interix and Password Synchronization

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this update.

Update replacement information

This update does not replace any other updates.

File information

The English version of this update 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 item in Control Panel.
Windows Server 2003 with SP2, x86-based versions
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirement
Pswdsync.dll8.0.1969.5466,52828-Apr-200710:56x86SP2
Psxdll.dll8.0.1969.54246,60828-Apr-200710:56x86SP2
Psxdrv.sys8.0.1969.546,12824-Apr-200710:23x86SP2
Psxss.exe8.0.1969.54538,78424-Apr-200710:23x86SP2
Pswdsync.dll8.0.1969.5466,52828-Apr-200710:56x86SP2
Psxdll.dll8.0.1969.54246,60828-Apr-200710:56x86SP2
Psxdrv.sys8.0.1969.546,12824-Apr-200710:23x86SP2
Psxss.exe8.0.1969.54538,78424-Apr-200710:23x86SP2
Pswdsync.dll8.0.1969.5466,52828-Apr-200710:56x86SP2
Psxdll.dll8.0.1969.54246,60828-Apr-200710:56x86SP2
Psxdrv.sys8.0.1969.546,12824-Apr-200710:23x86SP2
Psxss.exe8.0.1969.54538,78424-Apr-200710:23x86SP2
STATUS
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
MORE INFORMATION
For more information about the terms that are used to describe software updates, 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
SP2 SFU 3.5 Windows Server 2003 SP1 SP2 Installation
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Article ID: 936529 - Last Review: 07/24/2007 17:02:06 - Revision: 3.2

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