Event ID: 1003 and Event ID: 1015 are added to the Application log every time that you restart Windows XP Service Pack 2

Symptoms
Every time that you restart a Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2)-based computer, the following two Warning event entries are written in the Application log:
  Event Type: Warning  Event Source: EvntAgnt   Event Category: None   Event ID: 1003   Date: date   Time: time   User: N/A   Computer: servername   Description: TraceFileName parameter not located in registry;   Default trace file used is .   Event Type: Warning   Event Source: EvntAgnt   Event Category: None   Event ID: 1015   Date: date   Time: time   User: N/A   Computer: servername   Description: TraceLevel parameter not located in registry;   Default trace level used is 32.
Cause
This issue occurs when you install the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) service, but you do not also configure the service. When you restart the computer, the SNMP service starts, and it logs these Warning events if the Evntagnt.dll file is not configured for debug tracing.
Workaround
To work around this issue, use one of the following methods.

Method 1: Disable the SNMP service

If you do not use the SNMP service, disable the service. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, click Run, type services.msc and then click OK.
  2. In the Services list, right-click SNMP and then click Properties.
  3. In the Startup type list box, click Disabled.
  4. Click OK to close the SNMP Properties dialog box.

Method 2: Add the TraceFileName and the TraceLevel parameters to the registry

Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322756 How to back up and restore the registry in Windows

To add the TraceFileName and TraceLevel parameters to the registry, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
  2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\SNMP_EVENTS\EventLog\Parameters
  3. After you select the subkey that is specified in step 2, point to New on the Edit menu, and then click String Value.
  4. Type TraceFileName, and then press ENTER.

    NoteDo not edit this string value. The Value data for the TraceFileName string value should be left blank (null).
  5. With the subkey that is specified in step 2 selected, point to New on the Edit menu, and then click DWORD Value.
  6. Type TraceLevel, and then press ENTER.
  7. Right-click TraceLevel, and then click Modify.
  8. In the Value data box, type 32, and then click OK.
  9. On the File menu, click Exit to quit Registry Editor.
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Article ID: 889082 - Last Review: 06/20/2014 09:29:00 - Revision: 2.0

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