The "Win32_OperatingSystem WMI" class may display incorrect values for the TotalVirtualMemorySize parameter or for the FreeVirtualMemory parameter on a Windows Server 2003-based computer

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SYMPTOMS

When you use Microsoft Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) on a Microsoft Windows Server 2003-based computer to query and to collect memory-related information, the Win32_OperatingSystem WMI class may display incorrect values for the TotalVirtualMemorySize parameter or for the FreeVirtualMemory parameter.

This problem occurs if the values that are returned for the TotalVirtualMemorySize parameter or for the FreeVirtualMemory parameter are greater than 4 gigabytes (GB).

RESOLUTION

Service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2003. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
889100 How to obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2003

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

No prerequisites are required.

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 Server 2003, 32-bit versions
   Date         Time   Version             Size  File name     Service Pack
   ------------------------------------------------------------------------
   09-Sep-2005  19:50  5.2.3790.406   1,326,592  Cimwin32.dll     
   09-Sep-2005  19:49  5.2.3790.2526  1,371,648  Cimwin32.dll  SP1
   09-Sep-2005  02:15  5.2.3790.2526     32,256  Arpidfix.exe  SP1
Windows Server 2003, 64-bit Itanium-based versions
   Date         Time   Version             Size  File name     Service Pack
   ------------------------------------------------------------------------
   09-Sep-2005  07:40  5.2.3790.406   4,891,136  Cimwin32.dll
   09-Sep-2005  07:40  5.2.3790.2526  5,046,272  Cimwin32.dll  SP1
   09-Sep-2005  07:40  5.2.3790.2526     74,752  Arpidfix.exe  SP1
Windows Server 2003, 64-bit x64-based versions
   Date         Time   Version             Size  File name
   ----------------------------------------------------------
   09-Sep-2005  07:40  5.2.3790.2526  2,351,616  Cimwin32.dll
   09-Sep-2005  07:40  5.2.3790.2526     43,008  Arpidfix.exe

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section. This problem was first corrected in Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about other memory-related WMI query result issues, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
885827 Some memory-related results that are returned from the Win32_OperatingSystem WMI class are incorrect in Windows 2000 and in Windows Server 2003
For more information about standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates, 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: 906868 - Last Review: October 9, 2011 - Revision: 3.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1, when used with:
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition for Itanium-Based Systems
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition for Itanium-based Systems
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition (32-bit x86)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition for Itanium-Based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition for Itanium-based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
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