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 2.0 SP2 installed in Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012.
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 enumerate performance counter categories:
categories = PerformanceCounterCategory.GetCategories();
Console.WriteLine(categories.Length + " categories are registered on this computer");
<add key="LocalizedPerfCounter" value="true" />