A server that is running Windows NT 4.0 Terminal Server responds slowly

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A server that is running Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Terminal Server Edition responds slowly, and a Client-Server Runtime SubSystem (CSRSS) process uses 100 percent of the processor time.


This problem occurs when a CSRSS process becomes orphaned on a server that is running Windows NT 4.0 Terminal Server Edition.


A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that this article describes. Apply it only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

To resolve this problem, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Note In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later) 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 tool in Control Panel.
   Date         Time   Version            Size    File name
   19-Aug-2003  13:58  4.0.1381.33552    170,256  Gdi32.dll        
   19-Aug-2003  13:58  4.0.1381.33552    332,048  User32.dll       
   26-Jan-2004  16:59  4.0.1381.33559  1,280,816  Win32k.sys
   16-Dec-2003  17:56  4.0.1381.33559    196,368  Winsrv.dll       

Note Because of file dependencies, this hotfix requires Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 6a.


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


Article ID: 835579 - Last Review: October 26, 2013 - Revision: 1.4
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition
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