Microsoft KB Archive/246541

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Memory Leak in Tcpsvcs.exe When the LPD Service Is Stressed

Article ID: 246541

Article Last Modified on 11/1/2006


  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 6

This article was previously published under Q246541


When the LPD service is stressed, Tcpsvcs.exe may leak memory. If you monitor Working Set and Private Bytes for the Tcpsvcs.exe process in Performance Monitor, both of these items may show a gradually increase (which may cause the LPD service to not respond).

NOTE: You must restart the LPD service to clear the condition.


A supported fix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that is described in this article. Apply it only to computers that are experiencing this specific problem.

To resolve this problem, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the fix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services phone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

NOTE: In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.

The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:

   Date        Time     Size     File name    Platform
   11/17/1999  03:14p   38,160   Lpdsvc.dll   Alpha
   11/17/1999  03:14p   23,312   Lpdsvc.dll   I386


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Windows NT 4.0.

Additional query words: Perfmon

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