Handle leak when the PdhEnumObjects function is called in Windows Vista or in Windows Server 2008

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Symptoms

Assume that you run an application that calls the PdhEnumObjects function on a computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008. However, the handle count of the application increases continually. Therefore, the application does not start for a long time.

Cause

This issue occurs because the Performance Counter libraries leak file handles when the application calls the PdhEnumObjects function.

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 website:
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Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must be running Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2) or Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2). For more information about how to obtain a Windows Vista service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
935791 How to obtain the latest Windows Vista service pack
For more information about how to obtain a Windows Server 2008 service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
968849 How to obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2008

Registry information

To apply this hotfix, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

File information

The global version of this hotfix installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.
Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 file information notes
Important Windows Vista hotfixes and Windows Server 2008 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, only "Windows Vista" is listed on the Hotfix Request page. To request the hotfix package that applies to one or both operating systems, select the hotfix that is listed under "Windows Vista" on the page. Always refer to the "Applies To" section in articles to determine the actual operating system that each hotfix applies to.
  • The files that apply to a specific product, SR_Level (RTM, SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table.
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    VersionProductSR_LevelService branch
    6.0.600 2.22xxxWindows Vista and Windows Server 2008SP2LDR
  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed separately in the "Additional file information for Windows Server 2008 and for Windows Vista" section. MUM files and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are extremely important to maintaining the state of the updated component. The security catalog files, for which the attributes are not listed, are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.
For all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and of Windows Vista
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Bcrypt.dll6.0.6002.22872274,94407-Jun-201214:43
User32.dll6.0.6002.22872627,71207-Jun-201214:47
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and of Windows Vista
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Bcrypt.dll6.0.6002.22872306,68807-Jun-201215:22x64
User32.dll6.0.6002.22872820,73607-Jun-201215:27x64
Bcrypt.dll6.0.6002.22872275,96807-Jun-201214:47x86
User32.dll6.0.6002.22872648,70407-Jun-201214:47x86
For all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Bcrypt.dll6.0.6002.22872583,68007-Jun-201214:12IA-64
User32.dll6.0.6002.228721,565,18407-Jun-201214:16IA-64
Bcrypt.dll6.0.6002.22872275,96807-Jun-201214:47x86
User32.dll6.0.6002.22872648,70407-Jun-201214:47x86

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

Additional file information

Additional file information for Windows Vista and for Windows Server 2008

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows Vista and of Windows Server 2008
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File nameX86_09ccb403b42995c885523005917682dc_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22872_none_5eb8ef8be232cb0a.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size694
Date (UTC)07-Jun-2012
Time (UTC)16:17
File nameX86_f0a0511173753ce858edab3068124203_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22872_none_01fb192d5e91511a.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size698
Date (UTC)07-Jun-2012
Time (UTC)16:17
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-bcrypt-dll_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22872_none_f0b3063c05e07748.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size3,700
Date (UTC)07-Jun-2012
Time (UTC)15:03
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-user32_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22872_none_cf5edf1083d74deb.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size6,968
Date (UTC)07-Jun-2012
Time (UTC)15:02
Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows Vista and of Windows Server 2008
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File nameAmd64_20fcc8f6613c64bed0a20c556e2df506_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22872_none_da58e838615cfb54.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size1,038
Date (UTC)07-Jun-2012
Time (UTC)16:17
File nameAmd64_e79ce5dc90658e24f5ab3b77a1cf68d7_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22872_none_a79def1b9d310b5f.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size1,046
Date (UTC)07-Jun-2012
Time (UTC)16:17
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-bcrypt-dll_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22872_none_4cd1a1bfbe3de87e.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size3,708
Date (UTC)07-Jun-2012
Time (UTC)15:49
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-user32_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22872_none_2b7d7a943c34bf21.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size6,999
Date (UTC)07-Jun-2012
Time (UTC)15:48
File nameWow64_microsoft-windows-bcrypt-dll_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22872_none_57264c11f29eaa79.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size3,046
Date (UTC)07-Jun-2012
Time (UTC)14:52
File nameWow64_microsoft-windows-user32_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22872_none_35d224e67095811c.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size7,562
Date (UTC)07-Jun-2012
Time (UTC)14:52
Additional files for all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008
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File nameIa64_48d2bc5dc5d3f0e2ffae2f746d6e58c9_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22872_none_d0e9ad9f66fe9a65.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size1,044
Date (UTC)07-Jun-2012
Time (UTC)16:17
File nameIa64_7387c07384e3988bddc73163e827d812_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22872_none_b81382717bd82b19.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size1,036
Date (UTC)07-Jun-2012
Time (UTC)16:17
File nameIa64_microsoft-windows-bcrypt-dll_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22872_none_f0b4aa3205de8044.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size3,704
Date (UTC)07-Jun-2012
Time (UTC)14:26
File nameIa64_microsoft-windows-user32_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22872_none_cf60830683d556e7.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size6,983
Date (UTC)07-Jun-2012
Time (UTC)14:26
File nameWow64_microsoft-windows-bcrypt-dll_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22872_none_57264c11f29eaa79.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size3,046
Date (UTC)07-Jun-2012
Time (UTC)14:52
File nameWow64_microsoft-windows-user32_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22872_none_35d224e67095811c.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size7,562
Date (UTC)07-Jun-2012
Time (UTC)14:52

Properties

Article ID: 2715964 - Last Review: July 13, 2012 - Revision: 2.0
Applies to
  • Windows Vista Business
  • Windows Vista Business 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Enterprise
  • Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Home Basic
  • Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Starter
  • Windows Vista Ultimate
  • Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Foundation
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-V
  • Windows Web Server 2008
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