JSI Tip 7690. You cannot open Active Directory Users and Computers in Windows 2000, and LDAP queries fail?

If you experience either of the subject conditions, your event logs may contain:

Event ID: 1003
Description: Policy change from LSA/SAM can't be saved in the policy storage. Error 5 to save policy change for account S-1-1-0 in the default GPOs. For more debugging information, please look security\logs\scepol.log under Windows root.

Event ID: 1
Description: The FireDaemon service has started.

Event ID: 116
Description: Subprocess monitoring failed due to subprocess is no longer active. The subprocess is probably dead. Restarting the process. Error detail: Overlapped I/O operation is in progress.

The %SystemRoot%\Security\Logs\WinLogon.log file may contain:

----Un-initialize configuration engine... 
Administrative privileged user logged on.
----Configuration engine is initialized successfully.----
----Reading Configuration template info...
----Configure User Rights...
Ignore *S-1-5-32-551.
Ignore *S-1-5-32-544.
Ignore *S-1-5-32-551.
.... There are pending user right changes from downlevel APIs. Some of the account rights are not removed by policy engine.
Configure S-1-5-32-544.
Ignore S-1-5-32-544 because there are pending user right changes for this account from downlevel APIs.
Configure S-1-5-32-551.
Ignore S-1-5-32-551 because there are pending user right changes for this account from downlevel APIs.
The above items will occur when a virus runs the FireDaemon program as a service on your computer, which changes the default domain controller security policy to deny users the Access this computer from the network right.

To fix this problem:

1. Start / Run / Services.msc / OK.

2. Right-click any offending FireDaemon service and press Properties.

   Look for:
              FireDaemon Service: scvhost
              FireDaemon Service: scvhostlog
              FireDaemon Service: secure
3. On the General tab, set Startup type to Disabled.

4. Press Apply.

5. Press Stop.

6 Press OK.

7. Verify / reset the Access this computer from the network User Rights Assignment.

NOTE: If you cannot Stop the service, restart your computer.

NOTE: See FireDaemon for WinNT/2K/XP/2K3/Longhorn.

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