The log file size grows larger than the maximum file size limit that was set in Performance Monitor if you select a Comma Separated log format or a Tab Separated log format on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista

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SYMPTOMS

Consider the following scenario:
  • You use the Data Collector Sets feature in Performance Monitor (Perfmon.exe) to collect data.
  • In the Properties dialog box of a data collector set, you set a value in the Maximum Size field that is located on the Stop Condition tab. For example, you set a value of 30 megabytes (MB).
  • In the Properties dialog box of a created data collector that is in the data collector set, you select Comma Separated or Tab Separated in the Log format list.
  • You use Performance Monitor to collect performance counters and to save them to a log file.
In this scenario, the maximum file size limit that you set in the Maximum Size field does not work. Therefore, the log file size keeps growing over the maximum file size limit.

This problem occurs on a computer that is running one of the following operating systems:
  • Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2)
  • Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1)

CAUSE

This problem occurs because the Performance Data Helper (Pdh.dll) module does not handle the maximum file size limit correctly. This behavior occurs when the module saves collected data to one or more log files that are formatted by using the Comma Separated format or the Tab Separated format.

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, the computer must be running one of the following operating systems:
  • Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2)
  • Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1)

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this 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 note
  • The files that apply to a specific product, SR_Level (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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    VersionProductSR_LevelService branch
    6.0.6000.16xxxWindows VistaRTMGDR
    6.0.6000.20xxxWindows VistaRTMLDR
    6.0.6001.18xxxWindows Vista and Windows Server 2008SP1GDR
    6.0.6001.22xxxWindows Vista and Windows Server 2008SP1LDR
    6.0.6002.18xxxWindows Vista and Windows Server 2008SP2GDR
    6.0.6002.22xxxWindows Vista and Windows Server 2008SP2LDR
  • Service Pack 1 is integrated into the original release of Windows Server 2008.
  • GDR service branches contain only fixes that are broadly released to address widespread, critical issues. LDR service branches contain hotfixes in addition to broadly released fixes.
  • 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 x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008 SP2, of Windows Server 2008, of Windows Vista SP2, and of Windows Vista SP1
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Pdh.dll6.0.6001.22489242,68805-Aug-200913:46x86
Pla.dll6.0.6001.224891,502,20805-Aug-200913:46x86
Plamig.dll6.0.6001.2248996,25605-Aug-200913:46x86
Plasrv.exe6.0.6001.224897,68005-Aug-200911:06x86
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Pdh.dll6.0.6002.22191242,68805-Aug-200913:38x86
Pla.dll6.0.6002.221911,502,20805-Aug-200913:38x86
Plamig.dll6.0.6002.2219196,25605-Aug-200910:57x86
Plasrv.exe6.0.6002.221917,68005-Aug-200910:57x86
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 SP2, of Windows Server 2008, of Windows Vista SP2, and of Windows Vista SP1
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Pdh.dll6.0.6001.22489307,71205-Aug-200913:38x64
Pla.dll6.0.6001.224891,372,67205-Aug-200913:38x64
Plamig.dll6.0.6001.22489103,42405-Aug-200913:39x64
Plasrv.exe6.0.6001.224898,70405-Aug-200911:13x64
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Pdh.dll6.0.6002.22191307,71205-Aug-200913:37x64
Pla.dll6.0.6002.221911,372,67205-Aug-200913:37x64
Plamig.dll6.0.6002.22191103,42405-Aug-200913:37x64
Plasrv.exe6.0.6002.221918,70405-Aug-200911:07x64
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Pdh.dll6.0.6001.22489242,68805-Aug-200913:46x86
Pla.dll6.0.6001.224891,502,20805-Aug-200913:46x86
Plamig.dll6.0.6001.2248996,25605-Aug-200913:46x86
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Pdh.dll6.0.6002.22191242,68805-Aug-200913:38x86
Pla.dll6.0.6002.221911,502,20805-Aug-200913:38x86
Plamig.dll6.0.6002.2219196,25605-Aug-200910:57x86
For all supported Itanium-based versions of Windows Server 2008 SP2 and of Windows Server 2008 SP2
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Pdh.dll6.0.6001.22489664,57605-Aug-200913:39IA-64
Pla.dll6.0.6001.224893,428,35205-Aug-200913:39IA-64
Plamig.dll6.0.6001.22489239,10405-Aug-200913:39IA-64
Plasrv.exe6.0.6001.2248916,38405-Aug-200911:04IA-64
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Pdh.dll6.0.6002.22191664,57605-Aug-200913:26IA-64
Pla.dll6.0.6002.221913,428,35205-Aug-200913:26IA-64
Plamig.dll6.0.6002.22191239,10405-Aug-200913:26IA-64
Plasrv.exe6.0.6002.2219116,38405-Aug-200910:55IA-64
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Pdh.dll6.0.6001.22489242,68805-Aug-200913:46x86
Pla.dll6.0.6001.224891,502,20805-Aug-200913:46x86
Plamig.dll6.0.6001.2248996,25605-Aug-200913:46x86
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Pdh.dll6.0.6002.22191242,68805-Aug-200913:38x86
Pla.dll6.0.6002.221911,502,20805-Aug-200913:38x86
Plamig.dll6.0.6002.2219196,25605-Aug-200910:57x86

WORKAROUND

To work around this problem, use the Binary format for the log files.

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 SP2, for Windows Server 2008, for Windows Vista SP2, and for Windows Vista SP1

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008 SP2, of Windows Server 2008, of Windows Vista SP2, and of Windows Vista SP1

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Package_for_kb974248_client~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mumNot applicable1,71306-Aug-200900:21Not applicable
Package_for_kb974248_sc_0~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mumNot applicable1,42106-Aug-200900:21Not applicable
Package_for_kb974248_sc_1~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mumNot applicable1,69006-Aug-200900:21Not applicable
Package_for_kb974248_sc~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mumNot applicable1,70106-Aug-200900:21Not applicable
Package_for_kb974248_server_0~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mumNot applicable1,42506-Aug-200900:21Not applicable
Package_for_kb974248_server_1~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mumNot applicable1,69406-Aug-200900:21Not applicable
Package_for_kb974248_server~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mumNot applicable1,71306-Aug-200900:21Not applicable
X86_microsoft-windows-p..rastructureconsumer_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22489_none_b418b45649c867b3.manifestNot applicable168,88105-Aug-200917:37Not applicable
X86_microsoft-windows-p..rastructureconsumer_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22191_none_b5ec540246fe0e10.manifestNot applicable168,88105-Aug-200915:13Not applicable

Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 SP2, of Windows Server 2008, of Windows Vista SP2, and of Windows Vista SP1

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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Amd64_microsoft-windows-p..rastructureconsumer_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22489_none_10374fda0225d8e9.manifestNot applicable168,92905-Aug-200915:23Not applicable
Amd64_microsoft-windows-p..rastructureconsumer_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22191_none_120aef85ff5b7f46.manifestNot applicable168,92905-Aug-200916:59Not applicable
Package_for_kb974248_client_1~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot applicable1,37506-Aug-200900:21Not applicable
Package_for_kb974248_client_2~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot applicable1,70506-Aug-200900:22Not applicable
Package_for_kb974248_client~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot applicable1,72306-Aug-200900:22Not applicable
Package_for_kb974248_sc_0~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot applicable1,42906-Aug-200900:21Not applicable
Package_for_kb974248_sc_1~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot applicable1,70206-Aug-200900:22Not applicable
Package_for_kb974248_sc~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot applicable1,71106-Aug-200900:22Not applicable
Package_for_kb974248_server_0~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot applicable1,43306-Aug-200900:21Not applicable
Package_for_kb974248_server_1~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot applicable1,70606-Aug-200900:22Not applicable
Package_for_kb974248_server~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot applicable1,72306-Aug-200900:22Not applicable
Wow64_microsoft-windows-p..rastructureconsumer_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22489_none_1a8bfa2c36869ae4.manifestNot applicable152,55505-Aug-200917:29Not applicable
Wow64_microsoft-windows-p..rastructureconsumer_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22191_none_1c5f99d833bc4141.manifestNot applicable152,55505-Aug-200915:04Not applicable

Additional files for all supported Itanium-based version of Windows Server 2008 SP2 and of Windows Server 2008

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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Ia64_microsoft-windows-p..rastructureconsumer_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22489_none_b41a584c49c670af.manifestNot applicable168,90505-Aug-200915:04Not applicable
Ia64_microsoft-windows-p..rastructureconsumer_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22191_none_b5edf7f846fc170c.manifestNot applicable168,90505-Aug-200914:45Not applicable
Package_for_kb974248_sc_0~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot applicable1,42506-Aug-200900:21Not applicable
Package_for_kb974248_sc_1~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot applicable1,52906-Aug-200900:21Not applicable
Package_for_kb974248_sc~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot applicable1,70606-Aug-200900:21Not applicable
Package_for_kb974248_server_0~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot applicable1,42906-Aug-200900:21Not applicable
Package_for_kb974248_server_1~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot applicable1,53306-Aug-200900:21Not applicable
Package_for_kb974248_server~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot applicable1,71706-Aug-200900:21Not applicable
Wow64_microsoft-windows-p..rastructureconsumer_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22489_none_1a8bfa2c36869ae4.manifestNot applicable152,55505-Aug-200917:29Not applicable
Wow64_microsoft-windows-p..rastructureconsumer_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22191_none_1c5f99d833bc4141.manifestNot applicable152,55505-Aug-200915:04Not applicable

Properties

Article ID: 974248 - Last Review: October 7, 2011 - Revision: 2.0
APPLIES TO
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Windows Vista Home Basic
  • Windows Vista Starter
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Windows Vista Business
  • Windows Vista Ultimate
  • Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Business 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems
  • Windows Web Server 2008
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