When you run Microsoft COM+ or Microsoft Component Object Model (COM) server-side programs and COM+ or COM client-side programs on a Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2)-based computer, you may receive an error message from the client that is similar to the following:
0x800706f7 The stub received bad data.
Note This problem occurs after you install Windows XP Service Pack 2.
This problem occurs because the FADF_BSTR fFeature field flag is not set correctly in the SafeArray method on the client computer even though the array element type is set as VT_BSTR.
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. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.
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, contact 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:
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.
Windows XP Service Pack 2 is required.
You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.
The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) 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 -------------------------------------------------------- 19-Apr-2005 09:02 5.1.2600.2657 65,024 Asycfilt.dll 19-Apr-2005 09:02 5.1.2600.2657 549,376 Oleaut32.dll 19-Apr-2005 09:02 5.1.2600.2657 83,456 Olepro32.dll
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For more information about how hotfix packages are named, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
816915 New file naming schema for Microsoft Windows software update packages
For more information about the standard terminology that Microsoft uses to describe software updates, 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