Message Queuing applications may stop responding because of a deadlock in MQSEC.DLL

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Applications that are written to use Microsoft Message Queuing may stop responding (hang) because of a deadlock. There are no event errors, no error messages, or any other evidence that helps identify the problem.


A deadlock situation may occur in Mqsec.dll. This problem occurs because Mqsec.dll makes indirect remote procedure calls (RPCs) in the DLLMain function. The deadlock occurs when several threads load Mqsec.dll at the same time.


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:
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.


No prerequisites are required.

Restart Requirement

You must restart your computer after you apply this hotfix

Hotfix Replacement Information

This hotfix supersedes all previous Message Queuing fixes.

File Information

The English version of this fix 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
   13-May-2003  22:29   988,712  Q821144_w2k_sp5_x86_en.exe
   13-May-2003  19:59  281,360  Mq1repl.dll
   04-Feb-2003  15:51   14,096  Mq1sync.exe
   26-Mar-2003  16:27   75,536  Mqac.sys
   13-May-2003  19:59  217,360  Mqads.dll
   30-Oct-2002  16:43   25,360  Mqbkup.exe
   13-May-2003  19:59   76,560  Mqdscli.dll      
   13-May-2003  19:59   42,256  Mqdssrv.dll
   21-Oct-2002  20:31   98,064  Mqmig.exe
   13-May-2003  19:59  265,488  Mqmigrat.dll
   13-May-2003  19:59  222,480  Mqoa.dll
   13-May-2003  19:59    8,464  Mqperf.dll
   13-May-2003  19:59  428,304  Mqqm.dll         
   13-May-2003  19:59  102,672  Mqrt.dll
   13-May-2003  19:59   70,928  Mqsec.dll
   13-May-2003  19:59  400,656  Mqsnap.dll
   13-May-2003  19:59   23,824  Mqupgrd.dll
   13-May-2003  19:59  110,352  Mqutil.dll
   13-May-2003  19:59   64,784  Msmq.cpl


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.


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 Naming Schema for Microsoft Windows Hotfix Packages


Article ID: 821144 - Last Review: February 27, 2014 - Revision: 3.3
  • Microsoft Message Queuing 2.0
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