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You add 2,000 list items that have non-inheriting permissions to a sub-folder under a Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 list. The "Require content approval for submitted items?" option is enabled for the list. When you visit the sub-folder, you receive the following error message:
Additionally, the following event is logged in the Event viewer:
To resolve this problem, apply hotfix 957691.
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
957691Note After you apply this hotfix, you may still receive the error message that is mentioned in the "Symptoms" section. This may be caused by a query that is too long and that has a large number of non-inheriting permissions. In this case, you have to reduce the number of non-inheriting permissions. If you use 5,000 or more non-inheriting permissions in the list, you may encounter this problem.
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/957691/ )Description of the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 hotfix package (Sts.msp): October 28, 2008
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.