Locale data is missing in the saved event logs if you archive the event logs on a computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008 and that has an MUI for a non-English language installed
Consider the following scenario:
- You have a computer that is running an English version of Windows Vista or of Windows Server 2008.
- You install the Multilingual User Interface Pack (MUI) for a non-English language, and then you change the system display to that of a non-English language.
- You install a localized application, such as a localized version of Microsoft SQL Server.
- You archive some event logs. For example, you save the Application log in Event Viewer, or you save the Application log by using event log API functions.
In this scenario, some locale data is missing in the saved event logs. Therefore, the non-English characters in the saved event logs are displayed incorrectly in English characters instead of the localized language. This behavior may cause the monitoring tools that expect localized information in the saved event logs to miss some target information.
For more information on this issue, including potential causes, workarounds, and resolutions, see: Microsoft KB Article KB971734.