A hotfix is available that enables Windows Server 2008 to support Corrected Memory Error notification through Corrected Machine Check (CMC) interrupts and through CMC polling

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SYMPTOMS

Windows Server 2008 does not support Corrected Memory Error notification through Corrected Machine Check (CMC) interrupts and through CMC polling. Therefore, the system does not receive any memory errors on certain Intel Itanium processors, such as Intel Tukwila processors.

RESOLUTION

This hotfix enables Windows Server 2008 to support Corrected Memory Error notification through CMC interrupts and CMC polling. It also enables Predictive Failure Analysis (PFA) for memory errors that are generated by Corrected Memory Error notification in Windows Server 2008.

Hotfix information

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.

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 the problem described in this article. 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

There are no prerequisites for installing this hotfix.

Restart requirement

You have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

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
    6.0.6000.16xxxWindows VistaRTMGDR
    6.0.6000.20xxxWindows VistaRTMLDR
    6.0.6001.18xxxWindows Vista SP1 and Windows Server 2008 SP1SP1GDR
    6.0.6001.22xxxWindows 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 all supported Itanium-based versions of Windows Server 2008
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Hal.dll6.0.6001.22333428,00018-Dec-200820:57IA-64
Ntoskrnl.exe6.0.6001.223339,492,96018-Dec-200820:57IA-64

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 Intel Itanium Processor Machine Check, visit the following Microsoft Developer Network Web site:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa501704.aspx

Additional file information for Windows Server 2008

Additional files for all supported Itanium-based versions of Windows Server 2008

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File nameIa64_hal.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22333_none_0389e5d22120a67c.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,655
Date (UTC)19-Dec-2008
Time (UTC)01:01
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameIa64_microsoft-windows-os-kernel_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22333_none_6c9e3747cd545554.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size16,819
Date (UTC)18-Dec-2008
Time (UTC)21:18
PlatformNot Applicable
File namePackage_for_kb959087_sc_0~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,425
Date (UTC)19-Dec-2008
Time (UTC)01:01
PlatformNot Applicable
File namePackage_for_kb959087_sc~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,427
Date (UTC)19-Dec-2008
Time (UTC)01:01
PlatformNot Applicable
File namePackage_for_kb959087_server_0~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,429
Date (UTC)19-Dec-2008
Time (UTC)01:01
PlatformNot Applicable
File namePackage_for_kb959087_server~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,435
Date (UTC)19-Dec-2008
Time (UTC)01:01
PlatformNot Applicable
File namePackage_for_kb959087_winpesrv_0~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,426
Date (UTC)19-Dec-2008
Time (UTC)01:01
PlatformNot Applicable
File namePackage_for_kb959087_winpesrv~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,434
Date (UTC)19-Dec-2008
Time (UTC)01:01
PlatformNot Applicable
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Article ID: 959087 - Last Review: October 8, 2011 - Revision: 2.0
APPLIES TO
  • Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems
Keywords: 
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