Hotfix InformationA supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft. However, it is intended to correct only the problem that this article describes. Apply it only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.
To resolve this problem, contact Microsoft Customer Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft website:Note In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.
PrerequisitesTo apply this hotfix, you must have the Microsoft .NET Framework 4 installed.
Restart requirementYou must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix if any affected files are being used. We recommend that you close all .NET Framework applications before you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement informationThis hotfix package does not replace a previously released hotfix package.
Issues that this hotfix rollup resolves
Common language runtime (CLR) issueWhen you are using some non-English operating systems, the PerformanceCounterCategory.GetCategories method cannot return a list of performance counter categories. Additionally, a .NET Framework application returns no values when you run code that resembles the following to enumerate performance counter categories:
categories = PerformanceCounterCategory.GetCategories();
Console.WriteLine(categories.Length + " categories are registered on this computer");
<add key="LocalizedPerfCounter" value="true" />
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) issue
Poor printing performance occurs when you use a.NET Framework 4.5-based WPF service to print to a Graphic Device Interface (GDI) printer on an operating system. This issue occurs if the following conditions are true:
- The operating system that hosts the service uses a non-English locale.
- The operating system has one of the following products installed:
- WPF version 4.0
- WPF version 4.5
- WPF version 3.5 and the hotfix that is described in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article (or an upgrade hotfix that includes this hotfix):980294 Characters in the Barcode font are printed in the Wingdings font in an XPS document that is created by using the .NET Framework 3.0
- You print a document that has many blocks of text.
SQL Server issueWhen you use the SQLBulkCopy class to transfer data that contains non-ASCII characters in Microsoft SQL Server 2008, the non-ASCII characters might be lost. For example, you use the SQLBulkCopy class to transfer the string data Ă to a table. After it is transferred, the string data is A instead of Ă.
Note This issue was fixed in a hotfix of the .NET Framework 2.0 that is described in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
Article ID: 2783767 - Last Review: Mar 18, 2013 - Revision: 1