Multiple pagefiles are created when you set the AutomaticManagedPagefile property of the Win32_ComputerSystem class to False on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista SP1

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SYMPTOMS

On a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista Service pack 1 (SP1), assume that you use a Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) call to set the AutomaticManagedPagefile property of the Win32_ComputerSystem class to False. For example, to do this, you run the following command:
wmic computersystem set AutomaticManagedPagefile=False
In this scenario, the system unexpectedly creates page files on all local drives. If you use the System item in Control Panel to change the pagefile size, this issue does not occur. Instead, a pagefile is created only on the system drive. For more information about this method, see the "More information" section.

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:
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.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 on a computer that is running Windows Vista, you must have Windows Vista SP1 installed.

For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
935791 How to obtain the latest Windows Vista service pack
No prerequisites are required for computers that are running Windows Server 2008.

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 Vista and Windows Server 2008 file information notes

The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed separately. MUM and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are critical to maintaining the state of the updated component. The security catalog files (attributes not listed) are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.
For all supported 32-bit versions of Windows Server 2008 and of Windows Vista
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Cimwin32.dll6.0.6001.223221,364,48005-Dec-200804:34x86
For all supported 64-bit versions of Windows Server 2008 and of Windows Vista
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Cimwin32.dll6.0.6001.223222,082,81605-Dec-200805:38x64
For all supported Itanium-based versions of Windows Server 2008
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Cimwin32.dll6.0.6001.223224,267,52005-Dec-200805:40IA-64

STATUS

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

MORE INFORMATION

As an alternative to setting the AutomaticManagedPagefile property to False, follow these steps:
  1. In Control Panel, double-click System.
  2. Click Advanced system settings.
  3. In the System Properties dialog box, click the Advanced tab.
  4. Under Performance, click Settings.
  5. Click the Advanced tab, and then click Change under Virtual memory.
  6. Click to clear the Automatically manage paging file size for all drives check box.
For more information about the Win32_ComputerSystem class, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa394102.aspx

Additional file information for Windows Server 2008 and for Windows Vista

Additional files for all supported 32-bit versions of Windows Server 2008 and of Windows Vista
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File namePackage_for_kb959516_client_1~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,367
Date (UTC)05-Dec-2008
Time (UTC)20:32
PlatformNot Applicable
File namePackage_for_kb959516_client~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,430
Date (UTC)05-Dec-2008
Time (UTC)20:32
PlatformNot Applicable
File namePackage_for_kb959516_sc_0~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,421
Date (UTC)05-Dec-2008
Time (UTC)20:32
PlatformNot Applicable
File namePackage_for_kb959516_sc~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,422
Date (UTC)05-Dec-2008
Time (UTC)20:32
PlatformNot Applicable
File namePackage_for_kb959516_server_0~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,425
Date (UTC)05-Dec-2008
Time (UTC)20:32
PlatformNot Applicable
File namePackage_for_kb959516_server~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,430
Date (UTC)05-Dec-2008
Time (UTC)20:32
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-w..ovider-cimwin32-dll_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22322_none_d020f2841f3bd02d.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size14,346
Date (UTC)05-Dec-2008
Time (UTC)05:15
PlatformNot Applicable
Additional files for all supported 64-bit versions of Windows Server 2008 and of Windows Vista
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File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-w..ovider-cimwin32-dll_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22322_none_2c3f8e07d7994163.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size14,679
Date (UTC)05-Dec-2008
Time (UTC)05:57
PlatformNot Applicable
File namePackage_for_kb959516_client_1~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,375
Date (UTC)05-Dec-2008
Time (UTC)20:32
PlatformNot Applicable
File namePackage_for_kb959516_client~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,438
Date (UTC)05-Dec-2008
Time (UTC)20:32
PlatformNot Applicable
File namePackage_for_kb959516_sc_0~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,429
Date (UTC)05-Dec-2008
Time (UTC)20:32
PlatformNot Applicable
File namePackage_for_kb959516_sc~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,430
Date (UTC)05-Dec-2008
Time (UTC)20:32
PlatformNot Applicable
File namePackage_for_kb959516_server_0~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,433
Date (UTC)05-Dec-2008
Time (UTC)20:32
PlatformNot Applicable
File namePackage_for_kb959516_server~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,438
Date (UTC)05-Dec-2008
Time (UTC)20:32
PlatformNot Applicable
Additional files for all supported Itanium-based versions of Windows Server 2008
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File nameIa64_microsoft-windows-w..ovider-cimwin32-dll_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22322_none_d022967a1f39d929.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size14,648
Date (UTC)05-Dec-2008
Time (UTC)06:32
PlatformNot Applicable
File namePackage_for_kb959516_sc_0~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,425
Date (UTC)05-Dec-2008
Time (UTC)20:32
PlatformNot Applicable
File namePackage_for_kb959516_sc~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,426
Date (UTC)05-Dec-2008
Time (UTC)20:32
PlatformNot Applicable
File namePackage_for_kb959516_server_0~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,429
Date (UTC)05-Dec-2008
Time (UTC)20:32
PlatformNot Applicable
File namePackage_for_kb959516_server~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,434
Date (UTC)05-Dec-2008
Time (UTC)20:32
PlatformNot Applicable

Properties

Article ID: 959516 - Last Review: October 8, 2011 - Revision: 2.0
APPLIES TO
  • Windows Vista Service Pack 1, when used with:
    • Windows Vista Business
    • Windows Vista Enterprise
    • Windows Vista Home Basic
    • Windows Vista Home Premium
    • Windows Vista Ultimate
    • Windows Vista Business 64-bit Edition
    • Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit Edition
    • Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit Edition
    • Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition
    • Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems
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