Hotfix Packages Do Not Include Debug Symbol Files

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SYMPTOMS

Hotfix packages that you obtain from Microsoft Product Support Services do not contain symbol files.

CAUSE

To decrease the download time for hotfix packages, the symbol files that were previously available in the hotfix packages have been removed.

RESOLUTION

Symbols for all hotfix packages are available from the Microsoft Symbol server. For additional information about how to obtain symbol debugging information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
311503 INFO: Use the Microsoft Symbol Server to Obtain Debug Symbol Files
For additional information about how to use the Microsoft Symbol server or how to obtain symbol packages for Windows, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/devtools/ddk/default.mspx

MORE INFORMATION

Symbol files provide a footprint of the functions that are contained in program files and dynamic-link libraries (DLLs). You may need symbol information when you debug programs with various Microsoft tools.

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Article ID: 814411 - Last Review: February 27, 2014 - Revision: 3.5
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
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