FIX: The DLLHost.exe file stops responding after a failfast occurs in Windows 2000 Server SP3 and Windows 2000 SP3

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Article ID: 819960 - View products that this article applies to.
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SYMPTOMS

In Microsoft Windows 2000 Server Service Pack 3 (SP3) and Windows 2000 SP3, the DLLHost.exe may stop responding and memory use may increase unexpectedly after a COM+ failfast occurs. More than 50 threads may be calling the CPool::Get method.

RESOLUTION

Hotfix Information

A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that this article describes. Apply it only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

To resolve this problem, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.

File Information

The English version of this has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
   Date         Time   Version            Size    File name
   --------------------------------------------------------------
   01-May-2003  18:36  5.0.2195.6692     994,064  Ole32.dll        
   01-May-2003  18:36  5.0.2195.6742     432,400  Rpcrt4.dll       
   01-May-2003  18:36  5.0.2195.6702     187,664  Rpcss.dll        

STATUS

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

MORE INFORMATION

For additional information about how hotfix packages are named, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
816915 New file naming schema for Microsoft Windows software update packages
For additional information, 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

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Article ID: 819960 - Last Review: October 26, 2005 - Revision: 1.6
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft COM+ 1.0
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
Keywords: 
kbhotfixserver kbwin2000presp5fix kbwin2000sp5fix kbbug kbfix kbqfe KB819960

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