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Process Launched with CreateProcess() May Terminate Prematurely
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Cmd.exe, Perl.exe, or other console-mode applications may fail to initialize properly and terminate prematurely when launched by a service using the CreateProcess() or CreateProcessAsUser() APIs. The calling process has no way of knowing that the launched console-mode application has terminated prematurely.
In some instances, calling GetExitCode() against the failed process indicates the following exit code:
In multithreaded applications, the premature termination causes desktop heap leaks. Over time the desktop heap is exhausted, which results in User32.dll or Kernel32.dll initialization errors.
128L ERROR_WAIT_NO_CHILDREN - There are no child processes to wait for.
To resolve this problem, please see the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base for more information:
TITLE : How to correct common User32.dll file errors
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