Symptoms

You install Windows HPC Server 2008 Software Development Kit (SDK) on a computer that runs a 32-bit version of Windows XP. However, when you try to run a job by using the SDK, you receive the following error message:

The procedure entry point GetProcessIdOfThread could not be located in the dynamic link library KERNEL32.dll

Cause

This problem occurs because the SDK tries to use an API that is not available in 32-bit versions of Windows XP.

Resolution

Hotfix 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.

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.

Prerequisites

No prerequisites are required.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

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.

Windows HPC Server 2008, x86-based versions

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Mpiexec.exe

2.0.1575.0

209,784

03-Feb-2009

08:59

x86

Smpd.exe

2.0.1575.0

203,640

03-Feb-2009

08:59

x86

Windows HPC Server 2008, x64-based versions

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Mpiexec.exe

2.0.1575.0

241,024

03-Feb-2009

08:52

x64

Smpd.exe

2.0.1575.0

237,432

03-Feb-2009

08:53

x64

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

More Information

For more information about software update terminology, 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

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