FIX: Event ID 9057 is logged repeatedly in the event log after the Notification Services service starts

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Article ID: 829354
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Bug #: 3124 (SQL Server 9.0)
Microsoft SQL Server 2000 fixes are distributed as one downloadable file. Because the fixes are cumulative, each new release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server 2000 fix release.
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Symptoms

After the Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Notification Services service starts on a computer, an error message that is similar to the following is logged in the application event log:
Event Type:	Error
Event Source:	NotificationServices
Event Category:	None
Event ID:	9057
Date:		8/14/2003
Time:		11:28:04 AM
User:		N/A
Computer:	<ComputerName>
Description:
	<NotificationServicesEvent>
		<Description>
			The specified performance counter could not be accessed.
		</Description>
		<Context>
	<EventParameters>
		<Category Name>NS$NSSQLJOBSInstance: Events</Category Name>
		<Counter Name>Event Batches Awaiting Generation</Counter Name>
		<Counter Instance>NSSQLJOBS : NSSQLJOBSEvents</Counter Instance>
	</EventParameters>
	
		</Context>
		<Description>
			Cannot create file mapping.
		</Description>
		<Instance>NSSQLJOBSInstance</Instance>
		<ApplicationName></ApplicationName>
		<Component>Performance Monitor</Component>
		<Thread>108</Thread>
</NotificationServicesEvent>
Note This message is repeatedly logged in the application event log until you stop the Notification Services service.

Error messages that are similar to the following may also be logged in the application event log:
Event Type:	Error
Event Source:	NotificationServices
Event Category:	None
Event ID:	4095
Date:		8/19/2003
Time:		9:18:07 AM
User:		N/A
Computer:	<ComputerName>
Description:
	<NotificationServicesEvent>
		<Description>
			The generator quantum processed performance counter could not be updated.
		</Description>
		<Context>
	          <EventParameters>
	        	<ApplicationName>NSSQLJOBS</ApplicationName>
	        	<QuantumId>4</QuantumId>
	          </EventParameters>
		</Context>
	</NotificationServicesEvent>
Event Type:	Error
Event Source:	NotificationServices
Event Category:	None
Event ID:	4093
Date:		8/19/2003
Time:		9:18:07 AM
User:		N/A
Computer:	<ComputerName>
Description:
	<NotificationServicesEvent>
		<Description>
			The generator quantum performance counters could not be updated.
		</Description>
		<Context>
		    <EventParameters>
	        	<ApplicationName>NSSQLJOBS</ApplicationName>
	        	<QuantumId>4</QuantumId>
                    </EventParameters>
		</Context>
	</NotificationServicesEvent>
You may receive these messages even after you turn off the Notification Services performance counters or after you reregister the Notification Services service on your computer.

Cause

This problem occurs if the instance of Notification Services that is running on the computer cannot access the Notification Services performance counters.

Resolution

A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that is described in this article. Only apply it 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 Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Notification Services service pack that contains this hotfix.

To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
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.
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 tool in Control Panel.
Date         Time   Version            Size    File name
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
08-May-2003  20:48  2.0.3008.1      2,101,248  Microsoft.SqlServer.NotificationServices.dll
Note Because of file dependencies, the most recent hotfix or feature that contains these files may also contain additional files.

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

More information

If the instance of Notification Services cannot access the Notification Services performance counters after you install this hotfix, only one error message, event ID 9057, is logged in the event log. This error message is logged when the Notification Services service starts, and the error message is not logged repeatedly.
For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
827963 Resolve corrupted Notification Services performance counters

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Article ID: 829354 - Last Review: June 20, 2014 - Revision: 4.0
Keywords: 
kbnosurvey kbarchive kbqfe kbhotfixserver kbperfmon kberrmsg kbeventlog kbservice kbfix kbbug KB829354

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