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FIX: You may receive an OutOfMemoryException exception when you run a .NET Framework 2.0-based application

When you run a Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0-based application, you may receive an OutOfMemoryException exception.

Hotfix informatoin

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.

To download this hotfix from the MSDN Code Gallery, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

Note The MSDN Code Gallery displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language listed, it is because the Code Gallery resource page is not available for that language.

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:


To apply this hotfix, you must be running the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

Hotfix file information

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 item in Control Panel.

32-bit versions

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64-bit version

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Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
Because of a regression in the hotfix, install the hotfix that is discussed in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
921217 FIX: A deadlock may occur when you use COM interop cross-context interface marshaling in the .NET Framework 2.0
For more information, 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

Article ID: 917495 - Last Review: 10/09/2011 04:37:00 - Revision: 3.0

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