Environment Path Too Long Provokes Access Violation in Winlogon

Windows family operation systems have general filename restrictions of 255 symbols and this limitation isn’t allowed to exceed. Therefore user may experience diverse problems (including error 1320) including troubles while trying to log on remotely to the Terminal Server.

Path Too Long Error While Trying to Log On to Terminal Server

Terminal server – is is a hardware device or server allowing terminals (including personal computers, printers etc.) obtain common connection to local to wide area networks. Terminal Server is actually embedded into all Windows-based servers, Windows XP and Vista operation systems. Terminals connect to the terminal server via their RS-232C or RS-423 serial port. This server provides distant users with permanent remote connection from diverse types of workstations and “thin” clients. After logging on users create their own client sessions on the server side.

While trying to remotely log on to the Terminal Server users may obtain the following problem. Logon session will be started and a background will be displayed but the user will still be returned to the Locate Terminal Server dialog box. An instance of Dr. Watson will be displayed in Task Manager and user dump of the memory at the time of the failure will also be shown. Drwtsn32.log file will be also created. When the same user attempts to log on to the console of the Terminal Server he/she will obtain the same error. The server will also show a blue screen STOP 0xC000021a error message.

Long Path Error Cause And Solution

This problem occurs when user’s profile includes a very long combined environment path. Then the Winlogon.exe process will have a Dr. Watson error and the user will be returned to to the Locate Terminal Server dialog box. If the same user tries to log on via Terminal Server’s console Winlogon will still have this Dr. Watson error and STOP 0xC000021a blue screen error message will be displayed.

Microsoft has confirmed this trouble for the following systems: Terminal Server Edition and Windows NT Server 4.0.

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