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"The description for Event ID in Source cannot be found" event message is displayed in DNS events in Windows Server 2012 R2

Symptoms

Issue 1

Text of Domain Name System (DNS) events is not rendered correctly in the Event Viewer and Computer Management snap-ins on Windows Server 2012 R2-based DNS servers if the December 2014 update rollup 3013769 is installed, but the October 2014 update rollup 3995388 is not installed.

Issue 2

Text of DNS events is not rendered correctly in the Global Logs node of Windows Server 2012 R2 DNS Manager if the August 2014 update rollup 2975719 or a later version of monthly update rollup is installed.

Here's the screen shot of the DNS event log message:The screen shot of DNS event log message

Resolution

Resolution for Issue 1

To fix the issue that's described in the "Issue 1" section, install hotfix 3082532.

Note Hotfix 3082532 doesn't fix the issue that's described in the "Issue 2" section.

Workaround

Workaround for Issue 1

Install the October 2014 update rollup 3995388 before or after you install the December 2014 update rollup 3013769 to prevent or work around this issue. 

Workaround for Issue 2

View the DNS events in the Event Viewer and Computer Management snap-ins after you install hotfix 3082532.
Status
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
References
See the terminology that Microsoft uses to describe software updates.
Properties

Article ID: 3096960 - Last Review: 09/25/2015 06:50:00 - Revision: 1.0

Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter, Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard, Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials, Windows Server 2012 R2 Foundation

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