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ITsVISTA KB-Link: KB970013

The “Active Directory Users and Computers” MMC window crashes when you try to find any object in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista systems

Consider the following scenario:

  • IPv6 is disabled on a Windows Server 2008-based or Windows
    Vista-based computer.

    Note To disable IPv6, follow the steps in Microsoft Knowledge Base article

  • The Pre-Populate printer search location text policy is enabled on this computer.

In this scenario, when you right-click
<domain>, click <organization
, click <container>, and
then click the Find menu, the “Active Directory Users and
Computers” MMC crashes. Additionally, the following Event is logged in the
Application log after the issue occurs:

Log Name: Application
Application Error
Event ID: 1000
Task Category: (100)
Keywords: Classic
Faulting application
mmc.exe, version <version>, time stamp
<time stamp>, faulting module printui.dll,
version <version>, time stamp
<time stamp>, exception code 0xc0000005, fault
offset <address>, process id
<process ID>, application start time
<start time>.

There is a download that resolves this issue. See Hotfixes for details.
64-Bit Download: Contact Microsoft

For more information on this issue, including potential causes, workarounds, and resolutions, see: Microsoft KB Article KB970013.

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