FIX: EventLog.WriteEntry Method May Fail Under Stress

This article was previously published under Q321563
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Symptoms
When you write to an event log from a .NET application, you may receive the following error message if the application is under heavy load:
System.ApplicationException: Access is denied.
The call stack trace appears as follows:
at System.Threading.Mutex.CreateMutexNative(Boolean initialState, String name, Boolean& createdNew)   at System.Threading.Mutex..ctor(Boolean initiallyOwned, String name)   at System.Diagnostics.SharedUtils.EnterMutex(String name)   at System.Diagnostics.EventLog.WriteEntry(String message, EventLogEntryType type, Int32 eventID, Int16 category, Byte[] rawData)   at System.Diagnostics.EventLog.WriteEntry(String message, EventLogEntryType type, Int32 eventID, Int16 category)   at System.Diagnostics.EventLog.WriteEntry(String message, EventLogEntryType type, Int32 eventID)   at System.Diagnostics.EventLog.WriteEntry(String message, EventLogEntryType type)   at System.Diagnostics.EventLog.WriteEntry(String message)					
Resolution
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft .NET Framework. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
318836 INFO: How to Obtain the Latest .NET Framework Service Pack
The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
   Date         Time    Version          Size        File name   ------------------------------------------------------------   17-Apr-2002  23:53   1.0.3705.252     1,163,264   System.dll				

Status
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Microsoft .NET Framework Service Pack 2 (SP2).
Properties

Article ID: 321563 - Last Review: 10/26/2013 09:59:00 - Revision: 4.0

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