This article lists the Microsoft COM+ bugs that are fixed in Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Post-Service Pack 1 (SP1) COM+ 1.5 Hotfix Rollup Package 8. Each package contains all the fixes that were released in the previous Windows Server 2003 COM+ 1.5 hotfix rollup packages.
The following issues are fixed in this hotfix rollup package. These issues were not previously documented in a Microsoft Knowledge Base article.
The Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator (MSDTC) stops responding when it is writing to a log file. This issue occurs when the computer is under a heavy load.
The MSDTC does not correctly decrement the total log space used when an error occurs.
A deadlock condition occurs in the Svchost.exe instance that hosts the COM+ Event System service.
When you use the SaveChanges method to add a new transient subscription to the TransientSubscription collection, you may receive an "Access is denied" error message. This error message has an error code of 80070005.
The proportions of embedded images are incorrect.
The Update.exe file stops responding when you are applying a hotfix. This issue occurs because of a race condition between connection down processing and a new connection registering the IConnectionSink interface.
Wording on the Security tab in the Internet Properties dialog box is changed.
Security is improved because of changes in the proxy creation code in the Ole32.dll file.
The Ole32.dll file incorrectly returns a success code when reading proxy-stub CLSID information from the registry fails.
SafeArray structures that contain a user-defined data type are not marshaled correctly.
MSDTC does not start on an AMD64-based computer.
File security is improved because file mapping and the mapping handle are closed before the file handle is closed.
A cluster name may be incorrectly returned when the GetHostName function is called.
The TransactionBridge CLSID is not correctly read in a cluster environment.
An active log file may be incorrectly deleted. This issue may cause all event processing to stop.
Code defects in data unmarshaling paths may cause failfast issues and memory leak issues.
A code defect causes a null pointer to be incorrectly referenced.
An event message is logged when Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) intrinsics are not marshaled correctly.
How to obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2003
Hotfix rollup package 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. 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.
You must have Windows Server 2003 installed to apply this hotfix rollup package.
You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix rollup package.
Hotfix replacement information
Bugs that are fixed in the Windows Server 2003 COM+ 1.5 hotfix rollup packages are cumulative.
For more information about the previous hotfix rollup packages, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Availability of Windows Server 2003 Post-Service Pack 1 COM+ 1.5 Hotfix Rollup Package 8
You do not have to create or modify any registry keys to apply any hotfixes that this hotfix rollup package contains.
Hotfix file information
This hotfix rollup package contains only those files that you must have to correct the issues that this article lists. This hotfix rollup package may not contain all the files that you must have to fully update a product to the latest build.
The English version of this hotfix rollup package 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.