User Interface Is Incorrect for Alerts in System Monitor

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The user interface may be incorrect for alerts in System Monitor. For example, you may receive the following error messages for an alert that is set at a limit of over, or under zero percent for any counter:
Your Alert

You must set or review the alarm limit for each alarm entry added.
Enter a limit value greater than or equal to zero.

This generally occurs when you are exploring the properties of an existing alert that has more than one counter.

Note: To view System Monitor alerts, click Performance Logs and Alerts, and then click Alerts in the Computer Management Snap-in.


There is a code error in the snap-in for alerts; the correct flags are not set for saved items.


To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
260910 How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Windows 2000 Service Pack 2.


Article ID: 273867 - Last Review: October 21, 2013 - Revision: 3.3
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
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