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The SNMP Event Log Extension Agent does not initialize correctly on a computer that is running Windows Vista with Service Pack 1 or Windows Server 2008

The Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Event Log Extension Agent does not initialize correctly on a computer that is running Windows Vista with Service Pack 1 (SP1) or Windows Server 2008. Therefore, network management middleware cannot use SNMP to retrieve event log information. When this problem occurs, the following events are logged in the Application log:

Event ID 1020

Log Name: Application
Source: EvntAgnt
Date: Date_Time
Event ID: 1020
Task Category: None
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: ComputerName
Description:
Error processing registry parameters. Extension agent terminating.

Event ID 2019

Log Name: Application
Source: EvntAgnt
Date: Date_Time
Event ID: 2019
Task Category: None
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: ComputerName
Description:
SNMP Event Log Extension Agent did not initialize correctly.

Event ID 2020

Log Name: Application
Source: EvntAgnt
Date: Date_Time
Event ID: 2020
Task Category: None
Level: Information
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: ComputerName
Description:
SNMP Event Log Extension Agent has terminated.

Event ID 3003

Log Name: Application
Source: EvntAgnt
Date: Date_Time
Event ID: 3003
Task Category: None
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: ComputerName
Description:
Error positioning to end of log file — can’t get oldest log record. Handle specified is 15728660. Return code from GetOldestEventLogRecord is 223.

There is a download that resolves this issue. See Hotfixes for details.

For more information on this issue, including potential causes, workarounds, and resolutions, see: Microsoft KB Article KB950923.

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