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Symptoms

On a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista Service pack 1 (SP1), assume that you use a Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) call to set the AutomaticManagedPagefile property of the Win32_ComputerSystem class to False. For example, to do this, you run the following command:

wmic computersystem set AutomaticManagedPagefile=FalseIn this scenario, the system unexpectedly creates page files on all local drives. If you use the System item in Control Panel to change the pagefile size, this issue does not occur. Instead, a pagefile is created only on the system drive. For more information about this method, see the "More information" section.

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 the problem described in this article. 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:

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.Important Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, only one of these products may be listed on the “Hotfix Request” page. To request the hotfix package that applies to both Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, just select the product that is listed on the page.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix on a computer that is running Windows Vista, you must have Windows Vista SP1 installed.

For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

935791 How to obtain the latest Windows Vista service pack

No prerequisites are required for computers that are running Windows Server 2008.

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 Vista and Windows Server 2008 file information notes

The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed separately. MUM and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are critical to maintaining the state of the updated component. The security catalog files (attributes not listed) are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.

For all supported 32-bit versions of Windows Server 2008 and of Windows Vista

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Cimwin32.dll

6.0.6001.22322

1,364,480

05-Dec-2008

04:34

x86

For all supported 64-bit versions of Windows Server 2008 and of Windows Vista

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Cimwin32.dll

6.0.6001.22322

2,082,816

05-Dec-2008

05:38

x64

For all supported Itanium-based versions of Windows Server 2008

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Cimwin32.dll

6.0.6001.22322

4,267,520

05-Dec-2008

05:40

IA-64

Status

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

More Information

As an alternative to setting the
AutomaticManagedPagefile property to
False, follow these steps:

  1. In Control Panel, double-click
    System.

  2. Click Advanced system settings.

  3. In the
    System Propertiesdialog box, click the Advancedtab.

  4. Under Performance, click
    Settings.

  5. Click the Advanced tab, and then click
    Change under Virtual memory.

  6. Click to clear the Automatically manage paging file size for all drives check box.

For more information about the Win32_ComputerSystem class, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa394102.aspx

Additional file information for Windows Server 2008 and for Windows Vista

Additional files for all supported 32-bit versions of Windows Server 2008 and of Windows Vista

File name

Package_for_kb959516_client_1~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,367

Date (UTC)

05-Dec-2008

Time (UTC)

20:32

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Package_for_kb959516_client~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,430

Date (UTC)

05-Dec-2008

Time (UTC)

20:32

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Package_for_kb959516_sc_0~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,421

Date (UTC)

05-Dec-2008

Time (UTC)

20:32

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Package_for_kb959516_sc~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,422

Date (UTC)

05-Dec-2008

Time (UTC)

20:32

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Package_for_kb959516_server_0~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,425

Date (UTC)

05-Dec-2008

Time (UTC)

20:32

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Package_for_kb959516_server~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,430

Date (UTC)

05-Dec-2008

Time (UTC)

20:32

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-w..ovider-cimwin32-dll_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22322_none_d020f2841f3bd02d.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

14,346

Date (UTC)

05-Dec-2008

Time (UTC)

05:15

Platform

Not Applicable

Additional files for all supported 64-bit versions of Windows Server 2008 and of Windows Vista


File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-w..ovider-cimwin32-dll_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22322_none_2c3f8e07d7994163.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

14,679

Date (UTC)

05-Dec-2008

Time (UTC)

05:57

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Package_for_kb959516_client_1~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,375

Date (UTC)

05-Dec-2008

Time (UTC)

20:32

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Package_for_kb959516_client~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,438

Date (UTC)

05-Dec-2008

Time (UTC)

20:32

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Package_for_kb959516_sc_0~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,429

Date (UTC)

05-Dec-2008

Time (UTC)

20:32

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Package_for_kb959516_sc~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,430

Date (UTC)

05-Dec-2008

Time (UTC)

20:32

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Package_for_kb959516_server_0~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,433

Date (UTC)

05-Dec-2008

Time (UTC)

20:32

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Package_for_kb959516_server~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,438

Date (UTC)

05-Dec-2008

Time (UTC)

20:32

Platform

Not Applicable

Additional files for all supported Itanium-based versions of Windows Server 2008

File name

Ia64_microsoft-windows-w..ovider-cimwin32-dll_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22322_none_d022967a1f39d929.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

14,648

Date (UTC)

05-Dec-2008

Time (UTC)

06:32

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Package_for_kb959516_sc_0~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,425

Date (UTC)

05-Dec-2008

Time (UTC)

20:32

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Package_for_kb959516_sc~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,426

Date (UTC)

05-Dec-2008

Time (UTC)

20:32

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Package_for_kb959516_server_0~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,429

Date (UTC)

05-Dec-2008

Time (UTC)

20:32

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Package_for_kb959516_server~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,434

Date (UTC)

05-Dec-2008

Time (UTC)

20:32

Platform

Not Applicable

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