Error message when you create a workflow that uses custom persistence services and the transaction service on a Windows Vista-based or Windows Server 2008-based computer: "Cannot request revert of instance state without calling checkpoint first"

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SYMPTOMS

On a Windows Vista-based computer or on a Windows Server 2008-based computer, you create a workflow that uses custom persistence services and the transaction service. When you run the workflow, the process stops. Additionally, you receive an exception together with the following error message:
Cannot request revert of instance state without calling checkpoint first

CAUSE

This problem occurs because the Unload method in the workflow leads to an inconsistent state during a transaction scope rollback.

RESOLUTION

If the computer is running Windows XP or Windows Server 2003, apply hotfix 948254. For more information about hotfix 948254, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
948254 Error message when you create a workflow that uses the custom persistence services and the transaction service by using the .NET Framework 3.0 Service Pack 1: "Cannot request revert of instance state without calling checkpoint first"
If the computer is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008, use one of the following methods.

Method 1: Install the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

To resolve this problem, install the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1. To obtain the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1, visit the following Microsoft Download Center Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=ab99342f-5d1a-413d-8319-81da479ab0d7&displaylang=en

Method 2: Apply this hotfix

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. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next service pack that contains this hotfix.

To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Customer Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer 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

There are no prerequisites.

Restart requirement

You do not have to 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 and Windows Server 2008 file information notes
  • The files that apply to a specific product, milestone (RTM, SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table.
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    VersionProductMilestoneService branch
    6.0.600 0 . 16xxxWindows VistaRTMGDR
    6.0.600 0 . 20xxxWindows VistaRTMLDR
    6.0.600 1 . 18xxxWindows Vista SP1 and Windows Server 2008 SP1SP1GDR
    6.0.600 1 . 22xxxWindows Vista SP1 and Windows Server 2008 SP1SP1LDR
  • Service Pack 1 is integrated into Windows Server 2008.
  • The .manifest files and the .mum files that are installed in each environment are listed separately in the "Additional file information for Windows Server 2008 and for Windows Vista" section. These files and their associated .cat (security catalog) files are critical to maintaining the state of the updated component. The .cat files are signed with a Microsoft digital signature. The attributes of these security files are not listed.
For x86 versions of Windows Vista Service Pack 1 or of Windows Server 2008
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
System.workflow.activities.dll3.0.4203.10041,156,13625-Mar-200822:17x86
System.workflow.componentmodel.dll3.0.4203.10041,647,66425-Mar-200822:17x86
System.workflow.runtime.dll3.0.4203.1004599,07225-Mar-200822:17x86
System.workflow.activities.dll3.0.4203.10041,156,13625-Mar-200822:17x86
System.workflow.componentmodel.dll3.0.4203.10041,647,66425-Mar-200822:17x86
System.workflow.runtime.dll3.0.4203.1004599,07225-Mar-200822:17x86
For x64 versions of Windows Vista Service Pack 1 or of Windows Server 2008
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
System.workflow.activities.dll3.0.4203.10041,156,13625-Mar-200822:20x64
System.workflow.componentmodel.dll3.0.4203.10041,647,66425-Mar-200822:20x64
System.workflow.runtime.dll3.0.4203.1004599,07225-Mar-200822:20x64
System.workflow.activities.dll3.0.4203.10041,156,13625-Mar-200822:17x86
System.workflow.componentmodel.dll3.0.4203.10041,647,66425-Mar-200822:17x86
System.workflow.runtime.dll3.0.4203.1004599,07225-Mar-200822:17x86

STATUS

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

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

Additional file information for Windows Server 2008 and for Windows Vista

Additional file information for x86 versions of Windows Vista Service Pack 1 or of Windows Server 2008

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File namePackage_for_kb950679_client_1~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,367
Date (UTC)14-Apr-2008
Time (UTC)18:30
File namePackage_for_kb950679_client~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,431
Date (UTC)14-Apr-2008
Time (UTC)18:30
File namePackage_for_kb950679_server_0~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,403
Date (UTC)14-Apr-2008
Time (UTC)18:30
File namePackage_for_kb950679_server~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,431
Date (UTC)14-Apr-2008
Time (UTC)18:30
File nameX86_wwf-system.workflow.activities_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22155_none_32be81839140578b.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size4,683
Date (UTC)11-Apr-2008
Time (UTC)04:22
File nameX86_wwf-system.workflow.componentmodel_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22155_none_8c3ca81a275752fc.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size4,369
Date (UTC)11-Apr-2008
Time (UTC)04:25
File nameX86_wwf-system.workflow.runtime_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22155_none_65736c3ab948a410.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size4,269
Date (UTC)11-Apr-2008
Time (UTC)04:25

Additional file information for x64 versions of Windows Vista Service Pack 1 or of Windows Server 2008

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File nameAmd64_wwf-system.workflow.activities_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22155_none_8edd1d07499dc8c1.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size6,578
Date (UTC)11-Apr-2008
Time (UTC)04:44
File nameAmd64_wwf-system.workflow.componentmodel_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22155_none_e85b439ddfb4c432.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size6,807
Date (UTC)11-Apr-2008
Time (UTC)04:47
File nameAmd64_wwf-system.workflow.runtime_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22155_none_c19207be71a61546.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size5,885
Date (UTC)11-Apr-2008
Time (UTC)04:47
File namePackage_for_kb950679_client_1~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,375
Date (UTC)14-Apr-2008
Time (UTC)18:30
File namePackage_for_kb950679_client~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,439
Date (UTC)14-Apr-2008
Time (UTC)18:30
File namePackage_for_kb950679_server_0~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,411
Date (UTC)14-Apr-2008
Time (UTC)18:30
File namePackage_for_kb950679_server~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,439
Date (UTC)14-Apr-2008
Time (UTC)18:30
File nameX86_wwf-system.workflow.activities_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22155_none_32be81839140578b.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size4,683
Date (UTC)11-Apr-2008
Time (UTC)04:22
File nameX86_wwf-system.workflow.componentmodel_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22155_none_8c3ca81a275752fc.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size4,369
Date (UTC)11-Apr-2008
Time (UTC)04:25
File nameX86_wwf-system.workflow.runtime_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22155_none_65736c3ab948a410.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size4,269
Date (UTC)11-Apr-2008
Time (UTC)04:25

Call stack trace

When you receive the exception, the call stack trace is as follows:
	System.Workflow.Runtime.WorkflowStateRollbackService.RequestRevertToCheckpointState() 	System.Workflow.Runtime.WorkflowExecutor.System.Workflow.ComponentModel.IWorkflowCoreRuntime.RequestRevertToCheckpointState()	
	System.Workflow.ComponentModel.ActivityExecutionContext.RequestRevertToCheckpointState()	System.Workflow.ComponentModel.TransactedContextFilter.System.Workflow.ComponentModel.IActivityEventListener<System.Workflow.ComponentModel.ActivityExecutionStatusChangedEventArgs>.OnEvent()	
	System.Workflow.ComponentModel.ActivityExecutorDelegateInfo<System.Workflow.ComponentModel.ActivityExecutionStatusChangedEventArgs>.ActivityExecutorDelegateOperation.Run()	
 	System.Workflow.Runtime.Scheduler.Run()	
 	System.Workflow.Runtime.WorkflowExecutor.RunScheduler()	
 	System.Workflow.Runtime.WorkflowExecutor.RunSome()	
 	System.Workflow.Runtime.Hosting.DefaultWorkflowSchedulerService.WorkItem.Invoke({System.Workflow.Runtime.Hosting.DefaultWorkflowSchedulerService})	
 	System.Workflow.Runtime.Hosting.DefaultWorkflowSchedulerService.QueueWorkerProcess()	
 	System.Threading._ThreadPoolWaitCallback.WaitCallback_Context()	
 	System.Threading.ExecutionContext.Run()	

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Article ID: 950679 - Last Review: February 13, 2009 - Revision: 1.0
APPLIES TO
  • Windows Workflow Foundation
Keywords: 
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