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Database Commit

Updated: November 25, 2009

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

The Security Accounts Manager (SAM) is a service that is used during the logon process. The SAM maintains user account information, including groups to which a user belongs. The SAM is attempting to write changes to its database.


Event ID Source Message



SAM failed to write changes to the database. This is most likely due to a memory or disk-space shortage. The SAM database will be restored to an earlier state. Recent changes will be lost. Check the disk-space available and maximum pagefile size setting.



SAM failed to restore the database to an earlier state. SAM has shutdown. You must reboot the machine to re-enable SAM.

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