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Your application uses Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE) and you see a steady increase in the private bytes of the process.
This problem may occur when a utility such as Ddespy is used to monitor DDE activity. The DdeCreateStringHandle function can leak 46 bytes if the MF_HSZ_INFO monitor flag is set.
Hotfix informationA 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 Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=supportNote 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.
PrerequisitesWindows 2000 Service Pack 3
Restart requirementYou must restart your computer after you apply this hotfix
Hotfix replacement informationThis hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.
File informationThe English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later) 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 tool in Control Panel.
Date Time Version Size File name ---------------------------------------------------------- 10-Mar-2004 18:37 5.0.2195.6897 1,720,368 Win32k.sys 23-Mar-2004 18:17 5.0.2195.6897 742,160 Kernel32.dll 20-Sep-2003 16:45 5.0.2195.6824 236,304 Cmd.exe 23-Mar-2004 18:17 5.0.2195.6898 242,448 Gdi32.dll 23-Mar-2004 18:17 5.0.2195.6824 42,256 Basesrv.dll 05-Apr-2004 09:26 220.127.116.11 6,656 Spmsg.dll 05-Feb-2004 12:18 5.0.2195.6896 5,869,056 Sp3res.dll 15-Nov-2001 15:27 5,149 Empty.cat 23-Mar-2004 18:17 5.0.2195.6892 90,264 Rdpwd.sys 05-Aug-2003 14:14 5.0.2195.6794 385,808 Userenv.dll 10-Mar-2004 18:37 5.0.2195.6898 181,520 Winlogon.exe 25-Sep-2003 10:08 5.0.2195.6826 243,984 Winsrv.dll 30-Apr-2004 11:56 5.0.2195.6920 380,176 User32.dll 23-Mar-2004 18:17 5.0.2195.6895 335,120 Msgina.dll 05-Apr-2004 09:27 18.104.22.168 158,208 Spuninst.exe 23-Mar-2004 18:17 5.0.2195.6824 54,544 Mpr.dll
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For additional information about DDE monitoring applications, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms648771.aspxFor additional information about the DdeCreateStringHandle function, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms648748.aspxFor additional information about the new file naming schema for Microsoft Windows software update packages, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
816915For additional information about the terminology that is used in this article, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/816915/ )New file naming schema for Microsoft Windows software update packages
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/824684/ )Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
Article ID: 841692 - Last Review: October 26, 2013 - Revision: 5.0