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You receive the “out of memory” error message when you try to export to circular files in Windows Server 2008 or in Windows Vista

Consider the following scenario:

  • You have a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista.
  • You try to export to some circular files that are used by the Event Tracing for Windows (ETW) feature.

In this scenario, you cannot export to these files, and you receive the following error message:

out of memory

For example, consider the following scenario:

  • You run the following command to set the cluster log size to 512 megabytes (MB):

    cluster log /size:512

  • You run the following command to export the trace to a text file:

    cluster log /g

In this scenario, you receive the error message.

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 KB2257986.

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