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The handle count and the memory usage of an application keep increasing if the application calls PDH APIs to add and delete V2 performance counters on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista

Your computer is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista. You have an application that calls Performance Data Helper (PDH) APIs to add and delete V2 performance counters. However, in this scenario, the handle count and the memory usage of the application keep increasing.

There is a download that resolves this issue. See Hotfixes for details.
32-bit Download: Contact Microsoft
64-Bit Download: Contact Microsoft

For more information on this issue, including potential causes, workarounds, and resolutions, see: Microsoft KB Article KB970838.

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