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Symptoms

On a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows 7, you cannot use Event Viewer to create more than 1024 active event providers. Additionally, the following event is logged in the System log:

Log Name: Microsoft-Windows-EventCollector/Operational
Source: Microsoft-Windows-EventCollector
Date: <time>
Event ID: 2
Task Category: None
Level: Warning
Keywords:
User: NETWORK SERVICE
Computer: <computer name>
Description:
The Subscription <name> could not be activated on machine due to an error. Error Code is 14. Subscription will remain inactive on this target until subscription is resubmitted / reset.

Cause

This issue occurs because the maximum number of event providers per process is limited to 1024.

Resolution

After the following hotfix is applied, the maximum number of event providers per process is changed to 2048.

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)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 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 must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

File information

The global 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 and Windows Server 2008 R2 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, milestone (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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    VersionProductMilestoneService branch
    6.1.760 0.21xxxWindows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2RTMLDR
    6.1.760 1.21xxxWindows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2SP1LDR
  • 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 and for Windows Server 2008 R2" section. MUM and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are critical to maintaining the state of the updated component. 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
Ntdll.dll6.1.7600.210101,293,65616-Jul-201104:29x86
Ntdll.dll6.1.7601.217721,292,60816-Jul-201104:59x86
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 and of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Ntdll.dll6.1.7600.210101,747,41616-Jul-201105:26x64
Ntdll.dll6.1.7601.217721,740,17616-Jul-201105:31x64
Ntdll.dll6.1.7600.210101,297,24016-Jul-201104:29x86
Ntdll.dll6.1.7601.217721,296,21616-Jul-201104:59x86
For all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Ntdll.dll6.1.7600.210102,787,32016-Jul-201104:07IA-64
Ntdll.dll6.1.7601.217722,785,27216-Jul-201104:19IA-64
Ntdll.dll6.1.7600.210101,297,24016-Jul-201104:29x86
Ntdll.dll6.1.7601.217721,296,21616-Jul-201104:59x86

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

Additional file information

Additional file information for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows 7
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File nameUpdate.mum
File versionNot applicable
File size2,773
Date (UTC)16-Jul-2011
Time (UTC)09:50
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_6c7b809a0fdee9f0f5045422cbf737f9_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21010_none_398116ec1b66e7d3.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size717
Date (UTC)16-Jul-2011
Time (UTC)09:50
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_e756af70dff4f03a823007e7a48039d4_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21010_none_ebec5d70f9a041f9.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size693
Date (UTC)16-Jul-2011
Time (UTC)09:50
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_f8cef1272570eb90ac9f1d832bc36275_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21772_none_458d53f42d0bb3a4.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size693
Date (UTC)16-Jul-2011
Time (UTC)09:50
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-ntdll_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21010_none_597d60d2766ac40c.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size3,802
Date (UTC)16-Jul-2011
Time (UTC)04:57
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-ntdll_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21772_none_5b2506c273bfd70a.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size3,802
Date (UTC)16-Jul-2011
Time (UTC)05:21
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-r..gistry-trustedtypes_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21010_none_84a47c23a8a534f8.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size8,047
Date (UTC)16-Jul-2011
Time (UTC)04:50
PlatformNot applicable
Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 and of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameAmd64_05d091a8a3077eb257f49a2169de0b6c_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21010_none_d7b7987a8c8607cc.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size721
Date (UTC)16-Jul-2011
Time (UTC)09:50
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_1fb3469d00a8a6806e9c99d74b1f363a_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21010_none_ffd614b02206c9a4.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size1,036
Date (UTC)16-Jul-2011
Time (UTC)09:50
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_7caf322c8266b2a6a9d84764d3ccb05c_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21772_none_03c8e3c0a1463249.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size697
Date (UTC)16-Jul-2011
Time (UTC)09:50
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_aa749f6c32e101c8befe217b20c830bc_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21772_none_2ce3e1b52cd5c148.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size697
Date (UTC)16-Jul-2011
Time (UTC)09:50
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_b4c50b7c9490533d30f4948d4157a757_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21772_none_47e897aa7ad3bec9.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size1,036
Date (UTC)16-Jul-2011
Time (UTC)09:50
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_c007cd3e4494c1d1132876e249aa5c77_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21010_none_3fb37f56c2b7226b.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size697
Date (UTC)16-Jul-2011
Time (UTC)09:50
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_fb6df01690fb08a5decabd4ae27107c1_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21010_none_d8c3756485260e7b.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size697
Date (UTC)16-Jul-2011
Time (UTC)09:50
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-ntdll_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21010_none_b59bfc562ec83542.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size3,806
Date (UTC)16-Jul-2011
Time (UTC)05:51
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-ntdll_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21772_none_b743a2462c1d4840.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size3,806
Date (UTC)16-Jul-2011
Time (UTC)06:07
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-r..gistry-trustedtypes_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21010_none_e0c317a76102a62e.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size8,049
Date (UTC)16-Jul-2011
Time (UTC)05:48
PlatformNot applicable
File nameUpdate.mum
File versionNot applicable
File size4,059
Date (UTC)16-Jul-2011
Time (UTC)09:50
PlatformNot applicable
File nameWow64_microsoft-windows-ntdll_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21010_none_bff0a6a86328f73d.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size3,566
Date (UTC)16-Jul-2011
Time (UTC)04:47
PlatformNot applicable
File nameWow64_microsoft-windows-ntdll_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21772_none_c1984c98607e0a3b.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size3,566
Date (UTC)16-Jul-2011
Time (UTC)05:16
PlatformNot applicable
Additional files for all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameIa64_194395ad5eb9b8e76f88098c0cc19d2d_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21010_none_b702345c5ece453e.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size695
Date (UTC)16-Jul-2011
Time (UTC)09:50
PlatformNot applicable
File nameIa64_6db221c07dd01cc86b0db75d0380a8c0_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21772_none_9dccfaca155e5acc.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size695
Date (UTC)16-Jul-2011
Time (UTC)09:50
PlatformNot applicable
File nameIa64_7caf322c8266b2a6a9d84764d3ccb05c_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21772_none_a7abec32e8e6ca0f.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size696
Date (UTC)16-Jul-2011
Time (UTC)09:50
PlatformNot applicable
File nameIa64_f93bb35b22fd7424fab8a7db7b3c3acd_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21010_none_53e0b69a849b3e11.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size719
Date (UTC)16-Jul-2011
Time (UTC)09:50
PlatformNot applicable
File nameIa64_fb6df01690fb08a5decabd4ae27107c1_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21010_none_7ca67dd6ccc6a641.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size696
Date (UTC)16-Jul-2011
Time (UTC)09:50
PlatformNot applicable
File nameIa64_microsoft-windows-ntdll_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21010_none_597f04c87668cd08.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size3,804
Date (UTC)16-Jul-2011
Time (UTC)05:41
PlatformNot applicable
File nameIa64_microsoft-windows-ntdll_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21772_none_5b26aab873bde006.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size3,804
Date (UTC)16-Jul-2011
Time (UTC)06:09
PlatformNot applicable
File nameIa64_microsoft-windows-r..gistry-trustedtypes_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21010_none_84a62019a8a33df4.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size8,048
Date (UTC)16-Jul-2011
Time (UTC)05:39
PlatformNot applicable
File nameUpdate.mum
File versionNot applicable
File size2,170
Date (UTC)16-Jul-2011
Time (UTC)09:50
PlatformNot applicable
File nameWow64_microsoft-windows-ntdll_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21010_none_bff0a6a86328f73d.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size3,566
Date (UTC)16-Jul-2011
Time (UTC)04:47
PlatformNot applicable
File nameWow64_microsoft-windows-ntdll_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21772_none_c1984c98607e0a3b.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size3,566
Date (UTC)16-Jul-2011
Time (UTC)05:16
PlatformNot applicable

Properties

Article ID: 2583244 - Last Review: June 21, 2014 - Revision: 2.0
Applies to
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-Based Systems
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard
  • Windows Web Server 2008 R2
  • Windows 7 Enterprise
  • Windows 7 Home Basic
  • Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Windows 7 Professional
  • Windows 7 Starter
  • Windows 7 Ultimate
Keywords: 
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