"The parameter is incorrect" error message when you run a logman command that starts an event trace on a Windows 7-based computer

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SYMPTOMS

Assume that you start an event trace on a Windows 7-based computer by using a logman command in BufferOnly mode. For example, you open a command prompt, type the following command, and then press Enter:
Logman start -ets Event Trace Session name -pf providername -mode BufferOnly
In this situation, the logman command fails and you receive the following error message:

Error:
The parameter is incorrect.

CAUSE

This issue occurs because of an error in Logman.exe.

RESOLUTION

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problem described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must be running one of the following operating systems:
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
For more information about how to obtain a Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
976932 Information about Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2

Registry information

To use the hotfix in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

File information

The English (United States) version of this hotfix installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.
Windows 7 file information notes
Important Windows 7 hotfixes and Windows Server 2008 R2 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, hotfixes on the Hotfix Request page are listed under both operating systems. To request the hotfix package that applies to one or both operating systems, select the hotfix that is listed under "Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2" on the page. Always refer to the "Applies To" section in articles to determine the actual operating system that each hotfix applies to.
  • The files that apply to a specific product, SR_Level (RTM, SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table.
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    VersionProductSR_LevelService branch
    6.1.760 0 . 16xxxWindows 7RTMGDR
    6.1.760 0 . 20xxxWindows 7RTMLDR
    6.1.760 1 . 17xxxWindows 7SP1GDR
    6.1.760 1 . 21xxxWindows 7SP1LDR
  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed separately in the "Additional file information for Windows 7" section. MUM and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are extremely important to maintain the state of the updated components. The security catalog files, for which the attributes are not listed, are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.
For all supported x86-based versions of Windows 7
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Logman.exe6.1.7600.1684482,43228-Jun-201104:30x86
Logman.exe6.1.7600.2099882,43229-Jun-201104:30x86
Logman.exe6.1.7601.1764382,94428-Jun-201104:24x86
Relog.exe6.1.7601.1751437,88820-Nov-201012:17x86
Logman.exe6.1.7601.2175982,94429-Jun-201105:39x86
Relog.exe6.1.7601.1751437,88820-Nov-201012:17x86
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Logman.exe6.1.7600.16844103,93628-Jun-201105:12x64
Relog.exe6.1.7600.1638542,49614-Jul-200901:39x64
Logman.exe6.1.7600.20998103,93629-Jun-201105:19x64
Relog.exe6.1.7600.1638542,49614-Jul-200901:39x64
Logman.exe6.1.7601.17643104,44828-Jun-201105:24x64
Relog.exe6.1.7601.1751443,00820-Nov-201013:25x64
Logman.exe6.1.7601.21759104,44829-Jun-201105:12x64
Relog.exe6.1.7601.1751443,00820-Nov-201013:25x64
Logman.exe6.1.7600.1684482,43228-Jun-201104:30x86
Logman.exe6.1.7600.2099882,43229-Jun-201104:30x86
Logman.exe6.1.7601.1764382,94428-Jun-201104:24x86
Relog.exe6.1.7601.1751437,88820-Nov-201012:17x86
Logman.exe6.1.7601.2175982,94429-Jun-201105:39x86
Relog.exe6.1.7601.1751437,88820-Nov-201012:17x86

WORKAROUND

To work around this issue, follow these steps:
  1. At a command prompt, type the following command, and then press Enter:
    Logman create trace session_name -pf provider_name -mode 0x00000400 -nb minimum_numbermaximum_number -bs buffer_size -ets


    Note When you configure BufferOnly mode by using -mode 0x00000400, the stream mode is File instead of Buffered.
  2. At a command prompt, type the following command, and then press Enter: Tracelog -start logger_name -guid guidfile-flag flag -b buffersize -min number -max number -level parameter -buffering.

STATUS

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

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
For more information about how to log mode constants, visit the following Microsoft website:
General information about how to log mode constants

Additional file information

Additional file information for Windows 7

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows 7
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Date (UTC)30-Jun-2011
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File versionNot applicable
File size715
Date (UTC)30-Jun-2011
Time (UTC)09:15
PlatformNot applicable
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Date (UTC)30-Jun-2011
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Date (UTC)30-Jun-2011
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Date (UTC)30-Jun-2011
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Date (UTC)30-Jun-2011
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Date (UTC)30-Jun-2011
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Date (UTC)30-Jun-2011
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Properties

Article ID: 2529781 - Last Review: August 11, 2011 - Revision: 1.0
APPLIES TO
  • Windows 7 Enterprise
  • Windows 7 Home Basic
  • Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Windows 7 Professional
  • Windows 7 Ultimate
  • Windows 7 Starter
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