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Article ID: 922822 - Last Review: December 15, 2006 - Revision: 1.0

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SYMPTOMS

In Microsoft Visual Studio 2005, you try to create an application that uses Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) in Windows Vista. When you do this, the resulting application does not support ASLR.

Note This problem does not occur in Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 (SP1).

CAUSE

This problem occurs because Visual Studio 2005 does not provide linker support for ASLR in Windows Vista.

RESOLUTION

Service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Visual Studio 2005. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
929697  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929697/ ) How to obtain the latest Visual Studio 2005 service pack

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft. However, it is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply it only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next Visual Studio 2005 service pack that contains this hotfix.

To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Customer Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support (http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support)
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.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for installing this hotfix.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Link.exe8.0.50727.178949,24808-Jul-200609:36x64
Link.exe8.0.50727.1782,032,64008-Jul-200609:35IA-64
Link.exe8.0.50727.178725,50408-Jul-200603:33x86
Link.exe8.0.50727.178725,50408-Jul-200603:33x86
Link.exe8.0.50727.178725,50408-Jul-200603:33x86
Link.exe8.0.50727.178725,50408-Jul-200603:33x86
Link.exe8.0.50727.178725,50408-Jul-200603:33x86
Link.exe8.0.50727.178725,50408-Jul-200603:33x86
Link.exe8.0.50727.178725,50408-Jul-200603:33x86

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section. This problem was first corrected in Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1.

MORE INFORMATION

After you apply this hotfix, you can use Visual Studio 2005 to create applications that use ASLR. All components of the application must support ASLR for the application to use this feature.

For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824684/ ) Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team System Test Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Architects
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Developers
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Testers
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Tools for the Microsoft Office System
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition
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