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Consider the following scenario:

  • You have a Windows Embedded Compact 7-based image on a device.

  • The image includes the following components:

    • Web Server (HTTPD) (SYSGEN_HTTPD)

    • SOAP Toolkit Server (SYSGEN_SOAPTK_SERVER)

  • The device hosts a SOAP web service that is used to transfer data to a client.

  • A SOAP client requests a large amount of data from the web service. For example, the size of the data is more than 1 megabyte (MB).

In this scenario, you may receive the following error message:

Application servicesd.exe encountered a serious problem and must shut down.


This issue occurs because of a linked list that is dynamically created by the SOAP server and that manages the data transfer is released by using a recursive algorithm. During the execution of the recursive algorithm, a "User Stack Overflow" exception may occur after a large amount of data is transferred to the client.


Software update information

Download information

The Windows Embedded Compact 7 Monthly Update (March 2013) is now available from Microsoft. To download this Windows Embedded Compact 7 Monthly Update, go to the following Microsoft Download Center website:

Windows Embedded Compact 7 updatesThe kind of processor that each file applies to is visible in the name of each file in the "File information" section.


This update is supported only if all previous updates for this product are installed.

Restart requirement

After you apply this update, you must perform a clean build of the whole platform. To do this, use one of the following methods:

  • On the Build menu, click Clean Solution, and then click Build Solution.

  • On the Build menu, click Rebuild Solution.

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this software update.

Update replacement information

This update does not replace any other updates.

File information

The English version of this software update package 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.

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