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BUG #: 54939 (SQLBUG_70)
If SQL Server is installed on a computer, adding a performance counter in the Performance Monitor while SQL Server is not running generates the following events in the Event Log:
Event ID: 1008 Source: Perflib Description: The Open Procedure for service "MSSQLServer" in DLL "SQLCTR70.DLL" failed. Performance data for this service will not be available. Status code returned is DWORD 0.
Event ID: 1001 Source: SQLCTR70 Description: The description for Event ID ( 1001 ) in Source ( SQLCTR70 ) could not be found. It contains the following insertion string(s): SQL Performance DLL Open function failed.
Event ID: 1001 Source: SQLCTR70 Description: The description for Event ID ( SQLCTR70 ) could not be found. It contains the following insertion string(s): Unable to open shared memory segment.
NOTE: The counter that you add does not need to be a SQL Server counter. The default Processor\% Processor Time counter logs the events.
The events can safely be ignored.
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in SQL Server 7.0. This problem has been corrected in U.S. Service Pack 2 for Microsoft SQL Server 7.0. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
254561 INF: How to Obtain Service Pack 2 for Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 and Microsoft Data Engine (MSDE) 1.0
For more information, contact your primary support provider.