FIX: In the Windows Media Services SDK, the function definitions do not match the documentation after you install Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2

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Article ID: 942635 - View products that this article applies to.
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SYMPTOMS

Consider the following scenario:
  • You install Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2).
  • You develop an application that is based on the Microsoft Windows Media Services Software Development Kit (SDK).
In this scenario, you notice that the function definitions do not match the documentation. You may also notice that the WMSDefines class is missing.

CAUSE

The function definitions were incorrectly changed in Windows Server 2003 SP2.

RESOLUTION

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft. However, it is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply it only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

To resolve this problem, obtain the hotfix from the Microsoft Download Center.

Download information

The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
Windows Server 2003 for x86-based computers (all languages)
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Download the WindowsMedia9-KB942635-x86-INTL.exe package now.
Windows Server 2003 for x64-based computers (all languages)
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Download the WindowsMedia9-KB942635-x64-INTL.exe package now.

For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
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File information

The global 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 Server 2003 for x32-based computers
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Interop_msxml.dll9.1.1.3862212,99229-Nov-200708:27MSIL
Microsoft.windowsmediaservices.dll9.1.1.3862135,16829-Nov-200708:27x86
Windows Server 2003 for x64-based computers
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Interop_msxml.dll9.1.1.3862212,99229-Nov-200722:06MSIL
Microsoft.windowsmediaservices.dll9.1.1.3862135,16829-Nov-200722:06x64

WORKAROUND

To work around this problem, use the Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1) version of the Microsoft.windowsmediaservices.dll file on a computer that is running Windows Server 2003 SP2.

STATUS

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

Properties

Article ID: 942635 - Last Review: January 5, 2008 - Revision: 1.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows Media Services 9 Series
  • Windows Media Services 9 Series Software Development Kit
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