Some Versions Of Windows 2000 Crash With IIS Patch

By Larry Seltzer  |  Posted 2003-03-19 Print this article Print

Some users' systems blue-screening after patch installation. Certain SP2 systems are at issue.

Microsoft has revised their security advisory about the vulnerability in IISs WebDAV function announced earlier this week. Some versions of Windows 2000 are incompatible with the patch, explaining reports of servers blue-screening in the field with a Stop 0x00000071.

In the advisory expand the "Additional information about this patch" section for full details. SP2 systems where the %windir%\system32\ntoskrnl.exe file has a version number between 5.0.2195.4797 and 5.0.2195.4928 (inclusive) are not compatible. These versions were only distributed through hotfixes. Windows Update and Microsoft Software Update Services do not check this version number.

Systems crashing because of the patch must be recovered with the Windows 2000 Recovery Console by restoring the previous ntoskrnl.exe file from the \winnt\$NTUninstallQ815021$ directory.

Larry Seltzer has been writing software for and English about computers ever since—,much to his own amazement—,he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1983.

He was one of the authors of NPL and NPL-R, fourth-generation languages for microcomputers by the now-defunct DeskTop Software Corporation. (Larry is sad to find absolutely no hits on any of these +products on Google.) His work at Desktop Software included programming the UCSD p-System, a virtual machine-based operating system with portable binaries that pre-dated Java by more than 10 years.

For several years, he wrote corporate software for Mathematica Policy Research (they're still in business!) and Chase Econometrics (not so lucky) before being forcibly thrown into the consulting market. He bummed around the Philadelphia consulting and contract-programming scenes for a year or two before taking a job at NSTL (National Software Testing Labs) developing product tests and managing contract testing for the computer industry, governments and publication.

In 1991 Larry moved to Massachusetts to become Technical Director of PC Week Labs (now eWeek Labs). He moved within Ziff Davis to New York in 1994 to run testing at Windows Sources. In 1995, he became Technical Director for Internet product testing at PC Magazine and stayed there till 1998.

Since then, he has been writing for numerous other publications, including Fortune Small Business, Windows 2000 Magazine (now Windows and .NET Magazine), ZDNet and Sam Whitmore's Media Survey.

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