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Article ID: 976449 - Last Review: December 23, 2010 - Revision: 4.0

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SYMPTOMS

On a Windows Server 2008-based or a Windows Server 2008 R2-based read-only domain controller (RODC), the number of TCP connections keeps increasing. Finally, all TCP ports are used up.

Note If you run the command netstat -b by using an administrator account, the results indicate that most connections are opened by the Lsass.exe process. The Foreign Address column indicates that most IP addresses are from one or more read/write domain controller (RWDC).

CAUSE

When an RODC that is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 performs an Active Directory replication with an RWDC that is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2, the RODC tries to replicate user passwords. If a user account is not configured to cache a password on this RODC, its password is not replicated, and the RWDC returns an error code. However, the RWDC returns an incorrect error code. Because of the incorrect error code, the RODC unnecessarily starts a remote procedure call (RPC) connection. When the number of user accounts that are not configured to cache their passwords on the RODC increases, the number of unnecessary RPC connections also increases. After a while, all TCP ports are used up on the RODC.

RESOLUTION

To resolve the issue, apply the hotfix on all Windows Server 2008-based and Windows Server 2008 R2-based RWDCs in the current domain. After the hotfix is applied on the RWDCs, you have to restart the RODCs to clean up the connections and to prevent any new connection attempts.

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 Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support (http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support)
Note 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, the computer must be running one of the following operating systems:
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
Additionally, the computer must have the RWDC role installed.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfix.

File information

The English version of this hotfix 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 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.
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    VersionProductSR_LevelService branch
    6.0.600 1 . 22xxxWindows Server 2008SP1LDR
    6.0.600 2 . 22xxxWindows Server 2008SP2LDR
  • Service Pack 1 is integrated into the release version of Windows Server 2008.
  • 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" 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
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Ntdsa.mofNot Applicable227,72501-Apr-200918:56Not Applicable
Ntdsai.dll6.0.6001.225501,950,72027-Oct-200913:06x86
Ntdsa.mofNot Applicable227,72503-Apr-200920:49Not Applicable
Ntdsai.dll6.0.6002.222521,950,72027-Oct-200912:52x86
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Ntdsa.mofNot Applicable227,72501-Apr-200915:59Not Applicable
Ntdsai.dll6.0.6001.225502,635,26427-Oct-200913:33x64
Ntdsa.mofNot Applicable227,72503-Apr-200920:42Not Applicable
Ntdsai.dll6.0.6002.222522,635,26427-Oct-200913:04x64
Windows Server 2008 R2 file information notes
Important 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 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 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 x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Ntdsa.mofNot Applicable227,76510-Jun-200920:34Not Applicable
Ntdsai.dll6.1.7600.208382,723,32819-Nov-201006:27x64

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, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824684/ ) Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Additional file information

Additional file information for Windows Server 2008

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008
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File nameUpdate.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size2,682
Date (UTC)28-Oct-2009
Time (UTC)06:43
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameX86_4c84f012f36ef71dcef5bb66c9c9f607_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22550_none_1c9f55262aabf520.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size712
Date (UTC)28-Oct-2009
Time (UTC)06:43
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameX86_8dbf4d1fb1b3304da47291665fabcde1_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22252_none_84c839a853a00087.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size712
Date (UTC)28-Oct-2009
Time (UTC)06:43
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-d..toryservices-ntdsai_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22550_none_f119d6b3d268e4ba.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size12,574
Date (UTC)27-Oct-2009
Time (UTC)14:51
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-d..toryservices-ntdsai_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22252_none_f302492fcf8d6c8c.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size12,574
Date (UTC)27-Oct-2009
Time (UTC)14:25
PlatformNot Applicable
Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008
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File nameAmd64_5ca3ba0a5e29b00524bfd175d807a58a_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22550_none_0a66b21b9232c6a7.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size716
Date (UTC)28-Oct-2009
Time (UTC)06:43
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameAmd64_c6eb7e52c97e6c2aa5e0969a79ef8662_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22252_none_06cb413845deca3e.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size716
Date (UTC)28-Oct-2009
Time (UTC)06:43
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-d..toryservices-ntdsai_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22550_none_4d3872378ac655f0.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size12,632
Date (UTC)27-Oct-2009
Time (UTC)15:21
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-d..toryservices-ntdsai_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22252_none_4f20e4b387eaddc2.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size12,632
Date (UTC)27-Oct-2009
Time (UTC)14:36
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameUpdate.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size2,702
Date (UTC)28-Oct-2009
Time (UTC)06:43
PlatformNot Applicable

Additional file information for Windows Server 2008 R2

Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameAmd64_01ce8f5966bdc6470c28b4584f2ec889_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20838_none_4b5c50c138dcc570.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size716
Date (UTC)19-Nov-2010
Time (UTC)08:46
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-d..toryservices-ntdsai_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20838_none_4d7de870ebc61ffc.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size3,531
Date (UTC)19-Nov-2010
Time (UTC)07:01
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameUpdate.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size2,350
Date (UTC)19-Nov-2010
Time (UTC)08:46
PlatformNot Applicable

APPLIES TO
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard
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