When a 16-bit application passes command-line parameters to another application on a Windows Vista-based computer, the second application does not receive the command-line parameters

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SYMPTOMS

Consider the following scenario. A 16-bit application is running on a Windows Vista-based computer. This 16-bit application passes command-line parameters to another application. For example, the 16-bit application calls the ShellExecute function to start another application. Meanwhile, the 16-bit application passes command-line parameters to the newly started application.

In this scenario, the second application starts. However, the second application does not receive the command-line parameters. Therefore, the second application may not work as expected.

CAUSE

This problem occurs because a buffer that is allocated for command-line parameters is not large enough.

RESOLUTION

Service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows Vista. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
935791 How to obtain the latest Windows Vista service pack

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 item in Control Panel.
Windows Vista, x86-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Update.mumNot applicable1,78607-Mar-200721:41Not applicable
X86_03e8aeb5d33312b5b919388a92c66f0a_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20551_none_cad4ce47b0a4e01c.manifestNot applicable70207-Mar-200721:41Not applicable
X86_microsoft-windows-ntvdm-system32_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20551_none_fc7bc4218eac9133.manifestNot applicable151,80107-Mar-200721:43Not applicable
Ansi.sysNot applicable9,02907-Mar-200700:17Not applicable
Append.exeNot applicable12,49807-Mar-200700:17Not applicable
Autoexec.batNot applicable2407-Jan-200705:44Not applicable
Autoexec.ntNot applicable1,68807-Jan-200705:44Not applicable
Bios1.romNot applicable28,42007-Jan-200705:44Not applicable
Bios4.romNot applicable8,19107-Jan-200705:44Not applicable
Comm.drv3.10.0.10310,54407-Mar-200700:18Not applicable
Command.comNot applicable50,64807-Mar-200700:17Not applicable
Commdlg.dll3.10.0.10332,81607-Mar-200700:18Not applicable
Config.ntNot applicable2,57707-Jan-200705:44Not applicable
Config.sysNot applicable1007-Jan-200705:44Not applicable
Country.sysNot applicable27,09707-Mar-200700:17Not applicable
Csrstub.exe6.0.6000.2055146,08007-Mar-200701:47x86
Ctl3dv2.dll2.99.0.027,20007-Jan-200705:44Not applicable
Ddeml.dll3.50.0.10339,42407-Mar-200700:18Not applicable
Debug.exeNot applicable20,63407-Mar-200700:17Not applicable
Dosx.exeNot applicable53,53607-Mar-200700:18Not applicable
Drwatson.exe3.10.0.10328,11207-Mar-200700:18Not applicable
Edit.comNot applicable69,88607-Jan-200705:44Not applicable
Edit.hlpNot applicable10,79007-Jan-200705:44Not applicable
Edlin.exeNot applicable12,64207-Mar-200700:17Not applicable
Ega.cpiNot applicable127,21307-Jan-200705:35Not applicable
Exe2bin.exeNot applicable8,42407-Mar-200700:17Not applicable
Fastopen.exeNot applicable88207-Mar-200700:17Not applicable
Gdi.exe3.10.0.10324,57607-Mar-200700:17Not applicable
Graftabl.com6.0.6000.2055156,32007-Mar-200701:47Not applicable
Graphics.comNot applicable19,69407-Mar-200700:17Not applicable
Graphics.proNot applicable21,23207-Jan-200705:44Not applicable
Himem.sysNot applicable4,76807-Mar-200700:17Not applicable
Kb16.comNot applicable14,71007-Mar-200700:17Not applicable
Key01.sysNot applicable42,80907-Mar-200700:17Not applicable
Keyboard.drv3.10.0.1032,00007-Mar-200700:18Not applicable
Keyboard.sysNot applicable42,53707-Mar-200700:17Not applicable
Krnl386.exe3.10.0.10392,32007-Mar-200700:17Not applicable
Lanman.drv2.10.0.1221,60007-Jan-200705:44Not applicable
Loadfix.comNot applicable1,13107-Mar-200700:17Not applicable
Lzexpand.dll3.10.0.1039,93607-Jan-200705:44Not applicable
Mem.exeNot applicable39,27407-Mar-200700:17Not applicable
Mmsystem.dll3.10.0.10368,99207-Mar-200700:18Not applicable
Mmtask.tsk3.10.0.1031,15207-Mar-200700:18Not applicable
Mouse.drv3.10.0.1032,03207-Mar-200700:18Not applicable
Mscdexnt.exeNot applicable71807-Mar-200700:17Not applicable
Netapi.dll3.11.0.300108,46407-Jan-200705:44Not applicable
Nlsfunc.exeNot applicable7,05207-Mar-200700:17Not applicable
Ntdos.sysNot applicable27,86607-Mar-200700:17Not applicable
Ntdos404.sysNot applicable29,14607-Mar-200700:17Not applicable
Ntdos411.sysNot applicable29,37007-Mar-200700:17Not applicable
Ntdos412.sysNot applicable29,27407-Mar-200700:17Not applicable
Ntdos804.sysNot applicable29,14607-Mar-200700:17Not applicable
Ntio.sysNot applicable33,95207-Mar-200700:17Not applicable
Ntio404.sysNot applicable34,67207-Mar-200700:17Not applicable
Ntio411.sysNot applicable35,77607-Mar-200700:17Not applicable
Ntio412.sysNot applicable35,53607-Mar-200700:17Not applicable
Ntio804.sysNot applicable34,67207-Mar-200700:17Not applicable
Ntvdm.exe6.0.6000.20551520,19207-Mar-200701:47x86
Ntvdmd.dll6.0.6000.2055114,84807-Mar-200702:53x86
Olecli.dll1.32.0.082,94407-Jan-200705:44Not applicable
Olesvr.dll1.11.0.024,06407-Mar-200700:18Not applicable
Pmspl.dll2.10.0.146,59207-Jan-200705:44Not applicable
Redir.exeNot applicable2,84207-Mar-200700:17Not applicable
Setver.exeNot applicable11,75307-Mar-200700:17Not applicable
Share.exeNot applicable88207-Mar-200700:17Not applicable
Shell.dll3.10.0.1035,12007-Mar-200700:18Not applicable
Sound.drv3.10.0.1031,74407-Mar-200700:18Not applicable
Sysedit.exe3.10.0.10318,89607-Jan-200705:44Not applicable
System.drv3.10.0.1033,36007-Mar-200700:17Not applicable
Timer.drv3.10.0.1034,04807-Mar-200700:18Not applicable
Toolhelp.dll3.10.0.10313,88807-Mar-200700:18Not applicable
User.exe3.10.0.10347,84007-Mar-200700:17Not applicable
V7vga.romNot applicable18,83207-Jan-200705:44Not applicable
Vdmredir.dll6.0.6000.2055141,98407-Mar-200702:53x86
Ver.dll3.10.0.1039,00807-Jan-200705:44Not applicable
Vga.drv3.10.0.1032,17607-Mar-200700:18Not applicable
Wfwnet.drv3.10.0.10312,70407-Mar-200700:18Not applicable
Wifeman.dll3.10.0.1039,21607-Mar-200700:18Not applicable
Win.com6.0.6000.205516,65607-Mar-200701:47Not applicable
Win87em.dllNot applicable13,31207-Jan-200705:44Not applicable
Winhelp.exe3.10.0.425256,19207-Jan-200705:44Not applicable
Winnls.dll3.10.0.1035,12007-Mar-200700:18Not applicable
Winoldap.mod3.10.0.1032,08007-Mar-200700:18Not applicable
Winsock.dll3.10.0.1032,86407-Mar-200700:18Not applicable
Winspool.exe3.10.0.1032,11207-Mar-200700:18Not applicable
Wow32.dll6.0.6000.20551273,92007-Mar-200702:54x86
Wowdeb.exe3.10.0.1032,86407-Mar-200700:18Not applicable
Wowexec.exe3.10.0.1038,96007-Mar-200700:18Not applicable
_default.pifNot applicable70707-Jan-200705:44Not applicable

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 Vista Service Pack 1.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about the ShellExecute function, visit the following Microsoft TechNet Web site:
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms647732.aspx
For more information about the 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

Properties

Article ID: 933662 - Last Review: October 8, 2011 - Revision: 3.0
APPLIES TO
  • Windows Vista Ultimate
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Windows Vista Home Basic
  • Windows Vista Enterprise
  • Windows Vista Business
Keywords: 
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