Symptoms

In the Active Directory Users and Computers console in Windows Server 2008 R2, you try to add Active Directory users to the Unix attribute tab of a group. However, the user is not added. Additionally, the application may crash after you click OK or Apply on the Unix attributes tab.

Cause

This problem occurs because of uninitialized memory in the structures that are passed to LDAP operations. When the memberUID attribute exceeds the limit in the Active Directory schema, the uninitialized memory causes the access violation in Microsoft Management Console (MMC).

The attribute size limit for the memberUID attribute in the schema is 256,000 characters. It depends on the individual value length on how many user identifiers (UIDs) will fit into the attribute.

Resolution

To resolve this issue, we have released a hotfix for Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2. Check out the prerequisite before you install this hotfix.
Also notice that you will receive the following error message when you encounter the issue in the "Symptoms" section after you apply this hotfix:

Cannot update the memberUID attribute for the selected NIS domain, because the maximum length available for the attribute memberUID has been exceeded. Either remove users who no longer need to be part of this group, or create another Active Directory group.


Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft Support. 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 the problem described in this article. 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.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, go to the following Microsoft website:

http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=supportNote The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must have Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 installed.


Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any previously released hotfix.

The English (United States) version of this hotfix installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.

Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 file information and notesImportant Windows 7 hotfixes and Windows Server 2008 R2 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, hotfixes on the Hotfix Request page are listed under both operating systems. To request the hotfix package that applies to one or both operating systems, select the hotfix that is listed under "Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2" on the page. Always refer to the "Applies To" section in articles to determine the actual operating system that each hotfix applies to.

  • The files that apply to a specific product, SR_Level (RTM, SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table.

    Version

    Product

    SR_Level

    Service branch

    6.1.760
    1.
    17xxx

    Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

    SP1

    GDR

    6.1.760
    1.
    22xxx

    Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

    SP1

    LDR

  • GDR service branches contain only those fixes that are widely released to address widespread, extremely important issues. LDR service branches contain hotfixes in addition to widely released fixes.

  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed separately in the "Additional file information for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2" section. MUM and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are extremely important to maintain the state of the updated components. The security catalog files, for which the attributes are not listed, are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.

For all supported x86-based versions of Windows 7

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Nisprop.dll.mui

6.1.7601.22739

15,872

09-Jul-2014

02:08

Not applicable

Ypclear.exe.mui

6.1.7601.22739

97,280

09-Jul-2014

02:09

Not applicable

Nisprop.dll.mui

6.1.7601.22739

13,824

09-Jul-2014

01:32

Not applicable

Ypclear.exe.mui

6.1.7601.22739

76,288

09-Jul-2014

01:32

Not applicable

Nisprop.dll.mui

6.1.7601.22739

13,824

09-Jul-2014

02:09

Not applicable

Ypclear.exe.mui

6.1.7601.22739

76,288

09-Jul-2014

02:10

Not applicable

Nisprop.dll.mui

6.1.7601.22739

16,384

09-Jul-2014

02:10

Not applicable

Ypclear.exe.mui

6.1.7601.22739

98,304

09-Jul-2014

02:11

Not applicable

Nisprop.dll.mui

6.1.7601.22739

13,824

09-Jul-2014

02:09

Not applicable

Ypclear.exe.mui

6.1.7601.22739

76,288

09-Jul-2014

02:10

Not applicable

Nisprop.dll.mui

6.1.7601.22739

10,240

09-Jul-2014

02:09

Not applicable

Ypclear.exe.mui

6.1.7601.22739

54,784

09-Jul-2014

02:10

Not applicable

Nisprop.dll.mui

6.1.7601.22739

13,824

09-Jul-2014

02:10

Not applicable

Ypclear.exe.mui

6.1.7601.22739

76,288

09-Jul-2014

02:11

Not applicable

Nisprop.dll

6.1.7601.22739

58,368

09-Jul-2014

01:37

x86

Rsatsnis-ppdlic.xrm-ms

Not applicable

2,989

09-Jul-2014

02:43

Not applicable

Ypclear.exe

6.1.7601.17514

146,944

20-Nov-2010

12:17

x86

For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Nisprop.dll.mui

6.1.7601.22739

15,872

09-Jul-2014

04:04

Not applicable

Ypclear.exe.mui

6.1.7601.22739

97,280

09-Jul-2014

04:05

Not applicable

Nisprop.dll.mui

6.1.7601.22739

13,824

09-Jul-2014

02:02

Not applicable

Ypclear.exe.mui

6.1.7601.22739

76,288

09-Jul-2014

02:02

Not applicable

Nisprop.dll.mui

6.1.7601.22739

13,824

09-Jul-2014

04:03

Not applicable

Ypclear.exe.mui

6.1.7601.22739

76,288

09-Jul-2014

04:04

Not applicable

Nisprop.dll.mui

6.1.7601.22739

16,384

09-Jul-2014

04:03

Not applicable

Ypclear.exe.mui

6.1.7601.22739

98,304

09-Jul-2014

04:04

Not applicable

Nisprop.dll.mui

6.1.7601.22739

13,824

09-Jul-2014

04:04

Not applicable

Ypclear.exe.mui

6.1.7601.22739

76,288

09-Jul-2014

04:05

Not applicable

Nisprop.dll.mui

6.1.7601.22739

10,240

09-Jul-2014

04:03

Not applicable

Ypclear.exe.mui

6.1.7601.22739

54,784

09-Jul-2014

04:04

Not applicable

Nisprop.dll.mui

6.1.7601.22739

13,824

09-Jul-2014

04:02

Not applicable

Ypclear.exe.mui

6.1.7601.22739

76,288

09-Jul-2014

04:03

Not applicable

Nisprop.dll

6.1.7601.22739

69,120

09-Jul-2014

02:08

x64

Rsatsnis-ppdlic.xrm-ms

Not applicable

2,989

09-Jul-2014

03:33

Not applicable

Ypclear.exe

6.1.7601.17514

152,064

20-Nov-2010

13:25

x64

Additional file information for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows 7

File name

Package_10_for_kb2983975~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.1.1.0.mum

File version

Not applicable

File size

9,060

Date (UTC)

10-Jul-2014

Time (UTC)

00:54

File name

Package_1_for_kb2983975~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.1.1.0.mum

File version

Not applicable

File size

8,355

Date (UTC)

10-Jul-2014

Time (UTC)

00:54

File name

Package_2_for_kb2983975~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.1.1.0.mum

File version

Not applicable

File size

2,057

Date (UTC)

10-Jul-2014

Time (UTC)

00:54

File name

Package_3_for_kb2983975~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.1.1.0.mum

File version

Not applicable

File size

1,840

Date (UTC)

10-Jul-2014

Time (UTC)

00:54

File name

Package_4_for_kb2983975~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.1.1.0.mum

File version

Not applicable

File size

1,840

Date (UTC)

10-Jul-2014

Time (UTC)

00:54

File name

Package_5_for_kb2983975~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.1.1.0.mum

File version

Not applicable

File size

1,840

Date (UTC)

10-Jul-2014

Time (UTC)

00:54

File name

Package_6_for_kb2983975~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.1.1.0.mum

File version

Not applicable

File size

1,840

Date (UTC)

10-Jul-2014

Time (UTC)

00:54

File name

Package_7_for_kb2983975~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.1.1.0.mum

File version

Not applicable

File size

1,840

Date (UTC)

10-Jul-2014

Time (UTC)

00:54

File name

Package_8_for_kb2983975~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.1.1.0.mum

File version

Not applicable

File size

1,834

Date (UTC)

10-Jul-2014

Time (UTC)

00:54

File name

Package_for_kb2983975_sp1~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.1.1.0.mum

File version

Not applicable

File size

11,002

Date (UTC)

10-Jul-2014

Time (UTC)

00:54

File name

X86_530680ab124573f9f1f2307358fa4b65_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22739_none_7c4af59ee386f038.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

715

Date (UTC)

10-Jul-2014

Time (UTC)

00:54

File name

X86_748fc8731d9560e2d9bebf83a054d9e1_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22739_none_4ec4c0e55197034d.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

715

Date (UTC)

10-Jul-2014

Time (UTC)

00:54

File name

X86_8ff51bc3634442c615524c360328708c_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22739_none_c740d72a67fbfa19.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

715

Date (UTC)

10-Jul-2014

Time (UTC)

00:54

File name

X86_9bcd3e866e6f810e52f74ec482e73fc2_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22739_none_00a011ba0786e4cc.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

715

Date (UTC)

10-Jul-2014

Time (UTC)

00:54

File name

X86_a3164a56a2aa222f719b2f1b5878ee1b_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22739_none_6e3e69bba3491796.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

707

Date (UTC)

10-Jul-2014

Time (UTC)

00:54

File name

X86_a6bf3067dbe57c5ec1aef5d66545f15b_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22739_none_f032102b2f65e557.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

715

Date (UTC)

10-Jul-2014

Time (UTC)

00:54

File name

X86_c6fe04681c3f3bb3897e16790ff88e96_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22739_none_710da5b73a6f2116.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

715

Date (UTC)

10-Jul-2014

Time (UTC)

00:54

File name

X86_e32ce5a77ad99bba59c98667463b8c11_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22739_none_5d109b95e4c7a484.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

715

Date (UTC)

10-Jul-2014

Time (UTC)

00:54

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-r..r-for-nis.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22739_de-de_511a40cae16bbffd.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

3,325

Date (UTC)

09-Jul-2014

Time (UTC)

02:58

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-r..r-for-nis.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22739_en-us_fa0b16c3d049cbc2.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

3,325

Date (UTC)

09-Jul-2014

Time (UTC)

01:41

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-r..r-for-nis.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22739_es-es_f9d673a7d070bd67.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

3,325

Date (UTC)

09-Jul-2014

Time (UTC)

02:57

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-r..r-for-nis.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22739_fr-fr_9c8de9a6c342d3c9.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

3,325

Date (UTC)

09-Jul-2014

Time (UTC)

02:58

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-r..r-for-nis.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22739_it-it_86b5dfed9a74b947.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

3,325

Date (UTC)

09-Jul-2014

Time (UTC)

02:58

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-r..r-for-nis.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22739_ja-jp_28db5efa8d8fcb22.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

3,325

Date (UTC)

09-Jul-2014

Time (UTC)

03:00

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-r..r-for-nis.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22739_nl-nl_b31708225951c7c9.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

3,325

Date (UTC)

09-Jul-2014

Time (UTC)

02:58

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-rsat-server-for-nis_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22739_none_da97d3b1d6de8225.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

8,234

Date (UTC)

10-Jul-2014

Time (UTC)

00:57

Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

File name

Amd64_0230160f5cd1fdfd9c05bcf1f01ee2a3_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22739_none_912e33989579f356.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

719

Date (UTC)

10-Jul-2014

Time (UTC)

00:54

File name

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File version

Not applicable

File size

719

Date (UTC)

10-Jul-2014

Time (UTC)

00:54

File name

Amd64_0e5bdb0b77d1ca20ba38218e2c398eea_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22739_none_b56a4bf349b78dda.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

719

Date (UTC)

10-Jul-2014

Time (UTC)

00:54

File name

Amd64_1dc8ecc06f91786f66da8ceaae9c4d9f_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22739_none_18e151787c43ecd8.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

719

Date (UTC)

10-Jul-2014

Time (UTC)

00:54

File name

Amd64_59a24740608a5d1a9d8eb90a90a5fe6d_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22739_none_953e47c0d869d4f3.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

711

Date (UTC)

10-Jul-2014

Time (UTC)

00:54

File name

Amd64_5dcb6ea149e98fcf7db783a1cdbfe39e_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22739_none_19d2046cf396acda.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

719

Date (UTC)

10-Jul-2014

Time (UTC)

00:54

File name

Amd64_ad8e869058e58bc9009d7dc22f4c66f3_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22739_none_e01a2609223a4120.manifest

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File size

719

Date (UTC)

10-Jul-2014

Time (UTC)

00:54

File name

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File size

719

Date (UTC)

10-Jul-2014

Time (UTC)

00:54

File name

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File version

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File size

3,327

Date (UTC)

09-Jul-2014

Time (UTC)

04:51

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-r..r-for-nis.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22739_en-us_5629b24788a73cf8.manifest

File version

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File size

3,327

Date (UTC)

09-Jul-2014

Time (UTC)

02:11

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-r..r-for-nis.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22739_es-es_55f50f2b88ce2e9d.manifest

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File size

3,327

Date (UTC)

09-Jul-2014

Time (UTC)

04:56

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-r..r-for-nis.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22739_fr-fr_f8ac852a7ba044ff.manifest

File version

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File size

3,327

Date (UTC)

09-Jul-2014

Time (UTC)

04:57

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-r..r-for-nis.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22739_it-it_e2d47b7152d22a7d.manifest

File version

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File size

3,327

Date (UTC)

09-Jul-2014

Time (UTC)

04:53

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-r..r-for-nis.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22739_ja-jp_84f9fa7e45ed3c58.manifest

File version

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File size

3,327

Date (UTC)

09-Jul-2014

Time (UTC)

04:55

File name

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File version

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File size

3,327

Date (UTC)

09-Jul-2014

Time (UTC)

04:51

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-rsat-server-for-nis_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22739_none_36b66f358f3bf35b.manifest

File version

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File size

8,240

Date (UTC)

10-Jul-2014

Time (UTC)

00:54

File name

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File version

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File size

23,080

Date (UTC)

10-Jul-2014

Time (UTC)

00:54

File name

Package_1_for_kb2983975~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.1.1.0.mum

File version

Not applicable

File size

20,432

Date (UTC)

10-Jul-2014

Time (UTC)

00:54

File name

Package_2_for_kb2983975~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.1.1.0.mum

File version

Not applicable

File size

2,843

Date (UTC)

10-Jul-2014

Time (UTC)

00:54

File name

Package_3_for_kb2983975~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.1.1.0.mum

File version

Not applicable

File size

2,237

Date (UTC)

10-Jul-2014

Time (UTC)

00:54

File name

Package_4_for_kb2983975~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.1.1.0.mum

File version

Not applicable

File size

2,237

Date (UTC)

10-Jul-2014

Time (UTC)

00:54

File name

Package_5_for_kb2983975~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.1.1.0.mum

File version

Not applicable

File size

2,237

Date (UTC)

10-Jul-2014

Time (UTC)

00:54

File name

Package_6_for_kb2983975~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.1.1.0.mum

File version

Not applicable

File size

2,237

Date (UTC)

10-Jul-2014

Time (UTC)

00:54

File name

Package_7_for_kb2983975~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.1.1.0.mum

File version

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File size

2,237

Date (UTC)

10-Jul-2014

Time (UTC)

00:54

File name

Package_8_for_kb2983975~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.1.1.0.mum

File version

Not applicable

File size

2,235

Date (UTC)

10-Jul-2014

Time (UTC)

00:54

File name

Package_for_kb2983975_sp1~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.1.1.0.mum

File version

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File size

25,036

Date (UTC)

10-Jul-2014

Time (UTC)

00:54


Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

More Information

After you apply this hotfix package, the fix for the identified issue in the code helps avoid future MMC crashes. When the administrator tries to add Active Directory users to the Unix attribute tab of the group and the limit is exceeded, MMC exits gracefully and displays an error message instead of crashing.

This hotfix package does not increase the limit on the maximum number of users who can be added to the Unix attribute tab of the group. Also, this hotfix package does not take any corrective action on the partial list of users who may have been added to the group when the issue that is described in the "Symptoms" section occurred.

Note If the current number of users in this group is five less than the maximum and you try to add ten more users, only the first five users will be added.

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