"No More Process" error when a utility starts in Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012

Applies to: Windows 8 EnterpriseWindows 8 ProWindows 8

This article describes an issue when a utility starts in Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012. An additional step of configurationis required to enable this hotfix after the installation.

Symptoms


Assume that you are running scripts in Subsystem for UNIX-Based Applications (SUA) in Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012. When you try to start a utility such as Windows PowerShell or Server Manager while the scripts are running, you receive the following error message: 

No More Process

Cause


This issue occurs because the utility triggers an incorrect time-out setting when it starts.

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 this specific problem.

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, submit a request to 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 website: 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.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for installing this hotfix.

Registry information

To use the hotfix in this package, create a PostForkWait key as a REG_DWORD type in the following registry path, and then set the key value depending on time-out time:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/Microsoft/SUA

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

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

Additional file information for Windows 8 and for Windows Server 2012

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows 8
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File size707
Date (UTC)27-May-2014
Time (UTC)18:40
PlatformNot applicable
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File versionNot applicable
File size65,697
Date (UTC)27-May-2014
Time (UTC)18:40
PlatformNot applicable
Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows 8 and of Windows Server 2012
File propertyValue
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File versionNot applicable
File size1,064
Date (UTC)27-May-2014
Time (UTC)19:20
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_subsystem-for-unix-based-applications_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.21057_none_cd5eee3792b68ed1.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size66,813
Date (UTC)27-May-2014
Time (UTC)19:20
PlatformNot applicable
File nameWow64_subsystem-for-unix-based-applications_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.21057_none_d7b39889c71750cc.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size41,529
Date (UTC)27-May-2014
Time (UTC)19:20
PlatformNot applicable