COM+ Services DLL Cannot Load Because Allocation of Thread Local Storage Fails

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SYMPTOMS

Applications that cause the Comsvcs.dll module to load and to unload may cause the following message to appear in the event log:
The COM+ Services DLL (comsvcs.dll) was unable to load because allocation of thread local storage failed.
Process Name: MyApplication.exe Error Code = 0x80070008: Not enough storage is available to process this command.
COM+ Services Internals Information: File: .\Comsvcs.cpp, Line: 289

CAUSE

A thread local storage (TLS) leak in the DllMain function of Comsvcs.dll causes applications that repeatedly load and unload this module to leak TLS slots. This problem does not occur in typical Microsoft COM+ applications where Comsvcs.dll is loaded only one time in the process. But this problem can occur with applications that continuously load and unload the Comsvcs.dll module, such as applications that use the OLEDB provider without using any COM+ components.

RESOLUTION

How to Obtain the Hotfix

This issue is fixed in the Microsoft Windows 2000 Post-Service Pack 4 (SP4) COM+ 1.0 Hotfix Package 27. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
822618 INFO: Availability of Windows 2000 Post-Service Pack 4 COM+ Hotfix Rollup Package 27

STATUS

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

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Article ID: 819989 - Last Review: February 27, 2014 - Revision: 2.1
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft COM+ 1.0
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