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FIX: Memory Leak When Calling Between Configured Components

The information in this article applies to:
  • Microsoft Windows versions 2000, 2000 SP1 Professional
  • Microsoft Windows versions 2000, 2000 SP1 Server
  • Microsoft Windows versions 2000, 2000 SP1 Advanced Server


A memory leak can occur when you make calls between components that reside in different contexts in a Component Services application. The memory leak occurs only when the call is made through the IDispatch interface.


A supported fix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem described in this article and should be applied only to systems experiencing this specific problem. This fix may receive additional testing at a later time, to further ensure product quality. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, Microsoft recommends that you wait for the next Windows 2000 service pack that contains this fix.

To resolve this problem immediately, download the fix as instructed below or contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the fix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services phone numbers and information on support costs, please go to the following address on the World Wide Web:
The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
US English:
[GRAPHIC: Download]Q282769_w2k_sp2_x86_en.exe

[GRAPHIC: Download]Q282769_w2k_sp2_x86_fr.exe

[GRAPHIC: Download]Q282769_w2k_sp2_x86_de.exe

[GRAPHIC: Download]Q282769_w2k_sp2_x86_ja.exe
For additional information about how to download Microsoft Support files, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Q119591 How to Obtain Microsoft Support Files from Online Services
Microsoft used the most current virus detection software available on the date of posting to scan this file for viruses. Once posted, the file is housed on secure servers that prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.

The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
   Date        Time    Version         Size      Filename
   01/05/2001  06:01p  2000.2.3468.2    165,648  catsrv.dll
   01/05/2001  05:50p  2000.2.3468.2    570,640  catsrvut.dll
   01/05/2001  06:01p  2000.2.3468.2     95,504  clbcatex.dll
   01/05/2001  06:01p  2000.2.3468.2    508,176  clbcatq.dll
   01/05/2001  06:01p  2000.2.3468.2     37,648  colbact.dll
   01/05/2001  05:50p  2000.2.3468.2  1,398,544  comsvcs.dll
   01/05/2001  05:00p  2000.2.3468.2    805,120  dtcsetup.exe
   01/05/2001  06:01p  2000.2.3468.2    234,256  es.dll
   01/05/2001  05:50p  2000.2.3468.2    641,296  msdtcprx.dll
   01/05/2001  05:50p  2000.2.3468.2  1,120,528  msdtctm.dll
   01/05/2001  06:01p  2000.2.3468.2     52,496  mtxclu.dll
   01/05/2001  06:01p  2000.2.3468.2     23,824  mtxdm.dll
   01/05/2001  05:50p  2000.2.3468.2    104,208  mtxoci.dll
   01/05/2001  06:01p  5.0.2195.2815    939,792  ole32.dll
   01/05/2001  06:01p  5.0.2195.2815    184,592  rpcss.dll
   01/05/2001  05:50p  2000.2.3468.2    382,736  txfaux.dll 


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Microsoft Windows 2000.


For additional information about how to install Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 hotfixes at the same time, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

Q249149 Installing Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 Hotfixes

Additional query words: compluskb com+

Keywords : kbCOMPlus kbDSupport kbWin2000PreSP2Fix
Issue type : kbbug
Technology : kbwin2000AdvServ kbwin2000AdvServSearch kbwin2000S kbwin2000Ssearch kbwin2000Search kbwin2000ProSearch kbwin2000Pro

Last Reviewed: January 30, 2001
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Article ID: Q265379

Last Reviewed:
January 30, 2001

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