On a Windows Server 2003-based computer, the !heap command does not work when you debug a 32-bit process that runs in a 64-bit operating system

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SYMPTOMS

Consider the following scenario:
  • You run a debugging tool on a Windows Server 2003-based computer.
  • You debug a 32-bit process that runs in a 64-bit operating system. For example, you debug a user dump file of a 32-bit process that runs in a 64-bit operating system.
  • You use public symbols when you debug the process.
  • You use the !heap command to view the heap usage information.
In this scenario, the !heap command does not work and returns an error message.

An example of the output when this issue occurs is as follows:
0:000> !heap /f
*************************************************************************
*** ***
*** ***
*** Your debugger is not using the correct symbols ***
*** ***
*** In order for this command to work properly, your symbol path ***
*** must point to .pdb files that have full type information. ***
*** ***
*** Certain .pdb files (such as the public OS symbols) do not ***
*** contain the required information. Contact the group that ***
*** provided you with these symbols if you need this command to ***
*** work. ***
*** ***
*** Type referenced: ntdll!_HEAP_ENTRY ***
*** ***
*************************************************************************
Invalid type information

0:000> dt ntdll!_HEAP_ENTRY
*************************************************************************
*** ***
*** ***
*** Your debugger is not using the correct symbols ***
*** ***
*** In order for this command to work properly, your symbol path ***
*** must point to .pdb files that have full type information. ***
*** ***
*** Certain .pdb files (such as the public OS symbols) do not ***
*** contain the required information. Contact the group that ***
*** provided you with these symbols if you need this command to ***
*** work. ***
*** ***
*** Type referenced: ntdll!_HEAP_ENTRY ***
*** ***
*************************************************************************
Symbol ntdll!_HEAP_ENTRY not found.

CAUSE

In Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2), the public symbols for the Windows-32-on-Windows-64 (WOW64) version of the Ntdll.dll file are missing some additional debugging information. This additional debugging information is required for the !heap command in the WinDbg tool to work.

RESOLUTION

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 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:
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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.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, the computer must run one of the following operating systems:
  • Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1
  • Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
  • The x64-based version of Windows XP
  • The x64-based version of Windows XP Service Pack 2

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other previously released hotfixes.

Registry information

To use this hotfix, you do not have to change the registry.

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 2003 Service Pack 1, x86-based version
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Ntdll.dll5.2.3790.3286778,24023-Jan-200905:26x86
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2, x86-based version
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Ntdll.dll5.2.3790.4450774,14423-Jan-200905:22x86
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1, Itanium-based version
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Ntdll.dll5.2.3790.32861,646,08022-Jan-200913:31IA-64SP1Not Applicable
Ntkrnlmp.exe5.2.3790.31916,534,65622-Jan-200913:31IA-64SP1Not Applicable
Wntdll.dll5.2.3790.3286774,65622-Jan-200913:31x86SP1WOW
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2, Itanium-based version
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Ntdll.dll5.2.3790.44501,646,59222-Jan-200913:35IA-64SP2Not Applicable
Ntkrnlmp.exe5.2.3790.43546,569,47222-Jan-200913:35IA-64SP2Not Applicable
Wntdll.dll5.2.3790.4450775,16822-Jan-200913:35x86SP2WOW
Windows Server 2003, x64-based version
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Ntdll.dll5.2.3790.32861,260,03222-Jan-200913:31x64SP1Not Applicable
Wntdll.dll5.2.3790.3286774,65622-Jan-200913:31x86SP1WOW
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2, x64-based version
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Ntdll.dll5.2.3790.44501,260,54422-Jan-200913:37x64SP2Not Applicable
Wntdll.dll5.2.3790.4450775,16822-Jan-200913:37x86SP2WOW
Windows XP, x64-based version
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Ntdll.dll5.2.3790.32861,260,03222-Jan-200913:31x64SP1Not Applicable
Wntdll.dll5.2.3790.3286774,65622-Jan-200913:31x86SP1WOW
Windows XP Service Pack 2, x64-based version
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Ntdll.dll5.2.3790.44501,260,54422-Jan-200913:37x64SP2Not Applicable
Wntdll.dll5.2.3790.4450775,16822-Jan-200913:37x86SP2WOW

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

Properties

Article ID: 959207 - Last Review: October 8, 2011 - Revision: 2.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition for Itanium-Based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition for Itanium-based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
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