A memory leak occurs in performance counters that are used to monitor Windows Server 2008-based computers

A memory leak occurs in performance counters that are used to monitor Windows Server 2008-based computers

Article ID : 951116
Last Review : May 9, 2008
Revision : 1.0

SYMPTOMS

When you use Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 to monitor system performance on Windows Server 2008-based computers, a memory leak occurs. Specifically, this memory leak occurs in the performance counters that are used by System Center Operations Manager 2007.

Note Any applications that use performance counters in Windows Server 2008 may also experience this problem.

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CAUSE

This problem occurs because of a bug in the way that Windows Server 2008 manages allocated memory.

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RESOLUTION

A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft. However, it is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply it only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next Windows Server 2008 service pack that contains this hotfix.

To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Customer Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support (http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support)

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.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must have Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, or Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) installed.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File Information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) 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 item in Control Panel.

Windows Server 2008 x86
File name File version File size Date Time Platform
Advapi32.dll 6.0.6001.22147 798,720 01-Apr-2008 04:34 x86
Windows Server 2008 IA-64
File name File version File size Date Time Platform
Advapi32.dll 6.0.6001.22147 1,959,936 01-Apr-2008 04:45 IA-64
Windows Server 2008 x64
File name File version File size Date Time Platform
Advapi32.dll 6.0.6001.22147 1,062,400 01-Apr-2008 05:00 x64
Windows Vista x86
File name File version File size Date Time Platform
Advapi32.dll 6.0.6000.20804 770,048 01-Apr-2008 04:33 x86
Windows Vista Service Pack 1 x86
File name File version File size Date Time Platform
Advapi32.dll 6.0.6001.22147 798,720 01-Apr-2008 04:34 x86
Windows Vista Service Pack 1 IA-64
File name File version File size Date Time Platform
Advapi32.dll 6.0.6001.22147 1,959,936 01-Apr-2008 04:45 IA-64
Windows Vista x64
File name File version File size Date Time Platform
Advapi32.dll 6.0.6000.20804 1,032,192 01-Apr-2008 04:52 x64
Windows Vista x64 Service Pack 1
File name File version File size Date Time Platform
Advapi32.dll 6.0.6001.22147 1,062,400 01-Apr-2008 05:00 x64

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STATUS

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

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MORE INFORMATION

For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

824684 (/Feedback.aspx?kbNumber=824684/) Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

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APPLIES TO
• Windows Server 2008 Standard
• Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
• Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
• Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems
• Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-V
• Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V
• Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V
• Windows Vista Home Basic
• Windows Vista Home Premium
• Windows Vista Business
• Windows Vista Enterprise
• Windows Vista Ultimate
• Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit Edition
• Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition
• Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit Edition
• Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition

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