FIX: The Remote Procedure Call service frequently stops responding when COM+ applications are running on Windows 2000

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SYMPTOMS

The Remote Procedure Call service (Rpcss.exe) frequently stops responding when COM+ applications are running on a server that is running Microsoft Windows 2000.

CAUSE

This problem occurs because of a race condition in the Rpcss.exe file when COM+ rundown routines are running.

RESOLUTION

Hotfix rollup package information

This problem is fixed in Microsoft Windows 2000 Post-Service Pack 4 COM+ 1.0 Hotfix Rollup Package 35. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
910370 Availability of Windows 2000 Post-Service Pack 4 COM+ 1.0 Hotfix Rollup Package 35

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.

Prerequisites

You must have Windows 2000 installed to apply this hotfix.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) 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.
Windows 2000, x86
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Catsrv.dll2000.2.3532.0165,64809-Dec-200506:41
Catsrvut.dll2000.2.3532.0595,21609-Dec-200506:41
Clbcatex.dll2000.2.3532.097,04009-Dec-200506:41
Clbcatq.dll2000.2.3532.0549,13609-Dec-200506:41
Colbact.dll2000.2.3532.041,74409-Dec-200506:41
Comadmin.dll2000.2.3532.0197,90409-Dec-200506:41
Comrepl.dll2000.2.3532.097,55209-Dec-200506:41
Comsetup.dll2000.2.3421.3532342,28809-Dec-200506:41
Comsvcs.dll2000.2.3532.01,471,76009-Dec-200519:11
Comuid.dll2000.2.3532.0625,93609-Dec-200506:41
Es.dll2000.2.3532.0242,44809-Dec-200506:41
Msdtclog.dll2000.2.3532.096,01609-Dec-200506:41
Msdtcprx.dll2000.2.3532.0726,28809-Dec-200506:41
Msdtctm.dll2000.2.3532.01,200,91209-Dec-200506:41
Msdtcui.dll2000.2.3532.0153,87209-Dec-200506:41
Mtxclu.dll2000.2.3532.052,49609-Dec-200506:41
Mtxdm.dll2000.2.3532.026,89609-Dec-200506:41
Mtxlegih.dll2000.2.3532.035,60009-Dec-200506:41
Mtxoci.dll2000.2.3532.0122,64009-Dec-200506:41
Ole32.dll5.0.2195.7059957,71209-Dec-200506:41
Olecli32.dll5.0.2195.700969,39209-Dec-200506:41
Olecnv32.dll5.0.2195.705936,62409-Dec-200506:41
Rpcss.dll5.0.2195.7072212,24009-Dec-200506:41
Sp3res.dll5.0.2195.70706,386,68823-Sep-200516:40
Stclient.dll2000.2.3532.071,44009-Dec-200506:41
Txfaux.dll2000.2.3532.0398,60809-Dec-200506:41
Xolehlp.dll2000.2.3532.019,21609-Dec-200506:41

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

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Article ID: 903037 - Last Review: September 28, 2011 - Revision: 2.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft COM+ 1.0
Keywords: 
kbqfe kbhotfixrollup kbfix kbbug kbwin2000presp5fix KB903037

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