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The memory usage of an application or a service keeps increasing when it loads and unloads the Netshell.dll module frequently in Windows Vista or in Windows Server 2008

Assume that an application or a service loads and then unloads the Netshell.dll module frequently on a computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008. For example, an application frequently queries the Win32_NetworkAdapter WMI namespace. In this situation, the memory usage of the application or the service keeps increasing. With time, the application or the service stops working if available memory resources are exhausted.

Note: The Netshell.dll module can be loaded directly or indirectly by an application or a service.

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 KB2639845.

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