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2000 server and lsass.exe

Posted on 2000-04-22
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what is lsass.exe?
why is it eating up to 18MB RAM?
why can i not do an "end task" on it?
how do i disable it?

thanks...
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by:pjknibbs
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LSASS.EXE is the Local Security Authority subsystem, and it is vital to the operation of the system. It handles the low-level details of all Windows 2000 security including logins; therefore you cannot do an END TASK on it and you cannot disable it. As for why it's using 18Mb of RAM--do you have a *lot* of users attached to the server? Is your security setup particularly complicated? LSASS.EXE only takes up 900K on my Win2K Professional system, which is only ever used by me.
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by:loyaliser
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interesting...

well, i only have 14 accounts on my system (one is mine, and the rest are various system/domain accounts)... so i am baffled as to why it is 18MB.

i have tried restarting the machine with no change in size.

could it be that i have active directory installed?

then again, this machine is used at home and no one else accesses any of the accounts but me?!?!

thanks...
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According to information in the MSDN Library, the directory service under Windows 2000 is actually part of LSASS.EXE--thus, if your machine is a domain controller, it might explain why your LSASS is so much larger than mine. Unfortunately I can't find any work-round for the problem. Out of interest, is having LSASS so big seriously degrading the performance of your machine, or are you just optimising for the sake of optimisation?
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by:loyaliser
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i don't believe it is degrading the performance... since i still have about 100MB RAM available... just curious as to why it is like this...

thanks!
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