You receive a "Stop error 0xC0000244 {Audit Failed}" error message during the shutdown process after you enable the CrashOnAuditFail setting on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista

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Symptoms

Consider the following scenario:

  • You enable the CrashOnAuditFail setting on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista.

  • You try to shut down or restart the computer.

In this scenario, you receive a stop error message that resembles the following:

0xc0000244 - {Audit Failed}

An attempt to generate a security audit failed.

Note The first parameter of the stop code is 0xC0000008.

Cause

This issue is caused by a race condition during the shutdown process. The Local Security Authority (LSA) tries to write an audit event in the event logs after the event log service has stopped in response to the request of the operating system shutdown. If CrashOnAuditFail is configured correctly, then the operating system triggers the stop code that is mentioned in the "Symptoms" section.

Resolution

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 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, visit 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 be running Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2) or Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2).

For more information about how to obtain a Windows Vista service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

935791 How to obtain the latest Windows Vista service pack

For more information about how to obtain a Windows Server 2008 service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

968849 How to obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2008

Registry information

To use the hotfix in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You may have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

File information

The global 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 Vista and Windows Server 2008 file information notes

Important Windows Vista hotfixes and Windows Server 2008 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, only "Windows Vista" is listed on the Hotfix Request page. To request the hotfix package that applies to one or both operating systems, select the hotfix that is listed under "Windows Vista" 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

    6.0.600
    2.
    22xxx

    Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008

    SP2

    LDR

  • 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 Server 2008 and for Windows Vista" section. MUM files 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 Server 2008 and of Windows Vista

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Ksecdd.sys

6.0.6002.22152

439,880

30-Jul-2009

17:42

x86

Lsasrv.dll

6.0.6002.22489

1,260,032

16-Sep-2010

17:44

x86

Lsasrv.mof

Not applicable

13,780

03-Apr-2009

21:33

Not applicable

Lsass.exe

6.0.6002.22489

9,728

16-Sep-2010

15:34

x86

Secur32.dll

6.0.6002.22489

72,704

16-Sep-2010

17:46

x86

Wdigest.dll

6.0.6002.22489

175,104

16-Sep-2010

17:46

x86

Msv1_0.dll

6.0.6002.22489

218,624

16-Sep-2010

17:45

x86

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

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Ksecdd.sys

6.0.6002.22152

515,656

30-Jul-2009

17:42

x64

Lsasrv.dll

6.0.6002.22489

1,690,624

16-Sep-2010

17:21

x64

Lsasrv.mof

Not applicable

13,780

03-Apr-2009

21:02

Not applicable

Lsass.exe

6.0.6002.22489

11,264

16-Sep-2010

15:12

x64

Secur32.dll

6.0.6002.22489

94,720

16-Sep-2010

17:22

x64

Wdigest.dll

6.0.6002.22489

205,312

16-Sep-2010

17:23

x64

Msv1_0.dll

6.0.6002.22489

269,312

16-Sep-2010

17:21

x64

Lsasrv.mof

Not applicable

13,780

03-Apr-2009

21:33

Not applicable

Secur32.dll

6.0.6002.22489

77,312

16-Sep-2010

17:47

x86

Wdigest.dll

6.0.6002.22489

175,104

16-Sep-2010

17:46

x86

Msv1_0.dll

6.0.6002.22489

218,624

16-Sep-2010

17:45

x86

For all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Ksecdd.sys

6.0.6002.22152

1,026,120

30-Jul-2009

17:42

IA-64

Lsasrv.dll

6.0.6002.22489

3,262,464

16-Sep-2010

17:24

IA-64

Lsasrv.mof

Not applicable

13,780

03-Apr-2009

21:02

Not applicable

Lsass.exe

6.0.6002.22489

17,920

16-Sep-2010

15:14

IA-64

Secur32.dll

6.0.6002.22489

202,752

16-Sep-2010

17:26

IA-64

Wdigest.dll

6.0.6002.22489

482,304

16-Sep-2010

17:27

IA-64

Msv1_0.dll

6.0.6002.22489

570,368

16-Sep-2010

17:25

IA-64

Lsasrv.mof

Not applicable

13,780

03-Apr-2009

21:33

Not applicable

Secur32.dll

6.0.6002.22489

77,312

16-Sep-2010

17:47

x86

Wdigest.dll

6.0.6002.22489

175,104

16-Sep-2010

17:46

x86

Msv1_0.dll

6.0.6002.22489

218,624

16-Sep-2010

17:45

x86

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 CrashOnAuditFail, visit the following Microsoft webpage.

Introduction to CrashOnAuditFailFor more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

178208 CrashOnAuditFail with Logon/Logoff Auditing Causes Blue Screen For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

829082 You receive a "Stop error 0xC0000244 {Audit Failed}" error message when the crashonauditfail registry key is set to 1 on a Windows Server 2003-based computer For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

884889 You receive a "STOP: 0xC0000244 {Audit Failed}" error message if you shut down a Windows 2000 Service Pack 3-based or Service Pack 4-based computer

For more information about software update terminology, 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

Additional file information

Additional file information for Windows Vista and for Windows Server 2008

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows Vista and of Windows Server 2008

File name

Update.mum

File version

Not applicable

File size

3,078

Date (UTC)

17-Sep-2010

Time (UTC)

07:25

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_04c0218107c39af34c9014215cceb51a_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22489_none_14eb315085c4068e.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

703

Date (UTC)

17-Sep-2010

Time (UTC)

07:25

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_b8d84a4eed4c50ee631dcc27c04659d0_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22489_none_00500b49273d1799.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

1,036

Date (UTC)

17-Sep-2010

Time (UTC)

07:25

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-lsa_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22489_none_a86d28137347dfa5.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

34,354

Date (UTC)

16-Sep-2010

Time (UTC)

18:07

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-security-digest_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22489_none_3cefe8689331bb38.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

9,924

Date (UTC)

16-Sep-2010

Time (UTC)

18:12

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-security-ntlm_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22489_none_7ed58a2479076a87.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

18,890

Date (UTC)

16-Sep-2010

Time (UTC)

18:10

Platform

Not applicable

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

File name

Amd64_08dbb91f359df5623d169665ccf3de9a_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22489_none_ddfb931c35d36046.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

1,056

Date (UTC)

17-Sep-2010

Time (UTC)

07:25

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_52d888a4430aa182f4715a0406252d99_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22489_none_c1f1a91d8ab4285d.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

1,726

Date (UTC)

17-Sep-2010

Time (UTC)

07:25

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-lsa_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22489_none_048bc3972ba550db.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

34,442

Date (UTC)

16-Sep-2010

Time (UTC)

17:40

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-security-digest_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22489_none_990e83ec4b8f2c6e.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

9,948

Date (UTC)

16-Sep-2010

Time (UTC)

17:43

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-security-ntlm_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22489_none_daf425a83164dbbd.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

18,926

Date (UTC)

16-Sep-2010

Time (UTC)

17:42

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Update.mum

File version

Not applicable

File size

3,102

Date (UTC)

17-Sep-2010

Time (UTC)

07:25

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Wow64_microsoft-windows-lsa_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22489_none_0ee06de9600612d6.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

21,959

Date (UTC)

16-Sep-2010

Time (UTC)

17:55

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Wow64_microsoft-windows-security-digest_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22489_none_a3632e3e7fefee69.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

10,140

Date (UTC)

16-Sep-2010

Time (UTC)

17:55

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Wow64_microsoft-windows-security-ntlm_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22489_none_e548cffa65c59db8.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

17,843

Date (UTC)

16-Sep-2010

Time (UTC)

17:55

Platform

Not applicable

Additional files for all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008

File name

Ia64_284cd82f4804c6975585853f9f608e3d_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22489_none_774ad4cea38ec53c.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

1,723

Date (UTC)

17-Sep-2010

Time (UTC)

07:25

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Ia64_44d369a0a5147490dc7795a16da0daf3_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22489_none_865128ed492bcba8.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

1,054

Date (UTC)

17-Sep-2010

Time (UTC)

07:25

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Ia64_microsoft-windows-lsa_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22489_none_a86ecc097345e8a1.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

34,398

Date (UTC)

16-Sep-2010

Time (UTC)

17:44

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Ia64_microsoft-windows-security-digest_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22489_none_3cf18c5e932fc434.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

9,936

Date (UTC)

16-Sep-2010

Time (UTC)

17:48

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Ia64_microsoft-windows-security-ntlm_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22489_none_7ed72e1a79057383.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

18,908

Date (UTC)

16-Sep-2010

Time (UTC)

17:46

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Update.mum

File version

Not applicable

File size

2,257

Date (UTC)

17-Sep-2010

Time (UTC)

07:25

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Wow64_microsoft-windows-lsa_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22489_none_0ee06de9600612d6.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

21,959

Date (UTC)

16-Sep-2010

Time (UTC)

17:55

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Wow64_microsoft-windows-security-digest_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22489_none_a3632e3e7fefee69.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

10,140

Date (UTC)

16-Sep-2010

Time (UTC)

17:55

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Wow64_microsoft-windows-security-ntlm_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22489_none_e548cffa65c59db8.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

17,843

Date (UTC)

16-Sep-2010

Time (UTC)

17:55

Platform

Not applicable

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