A memory leak occurs in performance counters that are used to monitor Windows Server 2008-based computers

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SYMPTOMS

When you use Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 to monitor system performance on Windows Server 2008-based computers, a memory leak occurs. Specifically, this memory leak occurs in the performance counters that are used by System Center Operations Manager 2007.

Note Any applications that use performance counters in Windows Server 2008 may also experience this problem.

CAUSE

This problem occurs because of a bug in the way that Windows Server 2008 manages allocated memory.

RESOLUTION

Update information

The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

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Download the Update for Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems (KB951116) package now.

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Download the Update for Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition (KB951116) package now.

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Download the Update for Windows Server 2008 (KB951116) package now.

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Download the Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB951116) package now.

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Download the Update for Windows Vista (KB951116) 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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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:
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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.

Important Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, only one of these products may be listed on the “Hotfix Request” page. To request the hotfix package that applies to both Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, just select the product that is listed on the page.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must have Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, or Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) installed.

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 Server 2008 x86
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Advapi32.dll6.0.6001.22147798,72001-Apr-200804:34x86
Windows Server 2008 IA-64
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Advapi32.dll6.0.6001.221471,959,93601-Apr-200804:45IA-64
Windows Server 2008 x64
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Advapi32.dll6.0.6001.221471,062,40001-Apr-200805:00x64
Windows Vista x86
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Advapi32.dll6.0.6000.20804770,04801-Apr-200804:33x86
Windows Vista Service Pack 1 x86
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Advapi32.dll6.0.6001.22147798,72001-Apr-200804:34x86
Windows Vista Service Pack 1 IA-64
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Advapi32.dll6.0.6001.221471,959,93601-Apr-200804:45IA-64
Windows Vista x64
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Advapi32.dll6.0.6000.208041,032,19201-Apr-200804:52x64
Windows Vista x64 Service Pack 1
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Advapi32.dll6.0.6001.221471,062,40001-Apr-200805:00x64

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, 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: 951116 - Last Review: October 8, 2011 - Revision: 3.0
APPLIES TO
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V
  • Windows Vista Home Basic
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Windows Vista Business
  • Windows Vista Enterprise
  • Windows Vista Ultimate
  • Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition
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