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Symptoms

Consider the following scenario:
  • You have a computer that is running Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista, or Windows Server 2008.
  • The computer is operating under a heavy load.
  • You try to run the Taskkill.exe utility to stop a process. For example, you run the following command to stop a process that has the process ID "128":
    Taskkill.exe /PID 128
In this scenario, the process does not stop. Additionally, you receive an error message that resembles the following:
ERROR: The process "128" not found.

Resolution

Cumulative Update information

To resolve this issue in Windows 8 or in Windows Server 2012, install the cumulative update 2811660. For more information about how to obtain this cumulative update package, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2811660 Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 cumulative update: March 2013

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 website:
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 Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2)
  • Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
  • Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

Registry information

To apply this hotfix, 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

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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 Vista and Windows Server 2008 file information notes
Important Windows Vista hotfixes and Windows Server 2008 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, only "Windows Vista" is listed on the Hotfix Request page. To request the hotfix package that applies to one or both operating systems, select the hotfix that is listed under "Windows Vista" 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
    6.0.600 2 . 23xxxWindows Server 2008SP2LDR
  • 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 Server 2008" section. MUM files and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are extremely important 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 Server 2008 and of Windows Vista
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Taskkill.exe6.0.6002.2301778,84811-Jan-201309:09x86
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For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and of Windows Vista
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Taskkill.exe6.0.6002.23017104,44811-Jan-201302:27x64
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For all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Taskkill.exe6.0.6002.23017231,42411-Jan-201301:27IA-64
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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, 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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    VersionProductMilestoneService branch
    6.1.760 1.18xxxWindows Server 2008 R2SP1GDR
    6.1.760 1.22xxxWindows 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 Server 2008" section. MUM files and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are extremely important 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.
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Taskkill.exe6.1.7601.1804977,82411-Jan-201311:13x86
Taskkill.exe6.1.7601.2221578,33611-Jan-201311:10x86
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For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2 and of Windows 7
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Taskkill.exe6.1.7601.18049112,12811-Jan-201312:06x64
Taskkill.exe6.1.7601.22215112,12811-Jan-201311:53x64
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For all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Taskkill.exe6.1.7601.18049232,96011-Jan-201311:15IA-64
Taskkill.exe6.1.7601.22215232,96011-Jan-201311:21IA-64
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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.

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

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Additional file information for Windows Server 2008 and for Windows Vista

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and of Windows Vista
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File nameX86_microsoft-windows-taskkill_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.23017_none_27ea2cd67256622e.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size7,646
Date (UTC)11-Jan-2013
Time (UTC)10:43
PlatformNot applicable
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Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and of Windows Vista
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File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-taskkill_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.23017_none_8408c85a2ab3d364.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size7,680
Date (UTC)11-Jan-2013
Time (UTC)03:59
PlatformNot applicable
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Additional files for all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008
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File nameIa64_microsoft-windows-taskkill_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.23017_none_27ebd0cc72546b2a.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size7,663
Date (UTC)11-Jan-2013
Time (UTC)02:30
PlatformNot applicable
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Additional file information for Windows Server 2008 R2 and for Windows 7

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows 7
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File nameX86_microsoft-windows-taskkill_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.18049_none_2769da58ba669f6e.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size2,586
Date (UTC)11-Jan-2013
Time (UTC)13:04
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-taskkill_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22215_none_280fe7a5d36f8330.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size2,586
Date (UTC)11-Jan-2013
Time (UTC)12:57
PlatformNot Applicable
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File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-taskkill_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.18049_none_838875dc72c410a4.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size2,590
Date (UTC)11-Jan-2013
Time (UTC)15:40
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-taskkill_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22215_none_842e83298bccf466.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size2,590
Date (UTC)11-Jan-2013
Time (UTC)13:59
PlatformNot Applicable
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Additional files for all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008
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File nameIa64_microsoft-windows-taskkill_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.18049_none_276b7e4eba64a86a.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size2,588
Date (UTC)11-Jan-2013
Time (UTC)13:58
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameIa64_microsoft-windows-taskkill_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22215_none_28118b9bd36d8c2c.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size2,588
Date (UTC)11-Jan-2013
Time (UTC)13:54
PlatformNot Applicable
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Properties

Article ID: 2798040 - Last Review: April 26, 2013 - Revision: 3.0
Applies to
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8 Enterprise
  • Windows 8 Pro
  • Windows Server 2012 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2012 Essentials
  • Windows Server 2012 Foundation
  • Windows Server 2012 Standard
  • Windows 7 Service Pack 1, when used with:
    • Windows 7 Enterprise
    • Windows 7 Home Basic
    • Windows 7 Home Premium
    • Windows 7 Professional
    • Windows 7 Ultimate
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1, when used with:
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter
  • Windows Vista Service Pack 2, when used with:
    • Windows Vista Business
    • Windows Vista Enterprise
    • Windows Vista Home Basic
    • Windows Vista Home Premium
    • Windows Vista Starter
    • Windows Vista Ultimate
    • Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit Edition
    • Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit Edition
    • Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition
    • Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition
    • Windows Vista Business 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2, when used with:
    • Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems
    • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
    • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
    • Windows Server 2008 Standard
Keywords: 
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