After you configure a Collect Specific Events (Collection) rule in Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005, the following symptoms occur:
The MOM service (MOMservice.exe) stops unexpectedly. If you try to start the MOM service, you receive the following error message:
Could not start the MOM service on Local Computer. Error 1067: The process terminated unexpectedly.
The following events are logged in the Application log:
Event Type: Error Event Source: Microsoft Operations Manager Event Category: None Event ID: 9014 Date: date Time: time User: N/A Computer: ComputerName Description: The Microsoft Operations Manager service (MOMService.exe) terminated due to an unhandled exception. It will attempt to restart itself. For more information, see Help and Support Center at <http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp>.
Event Type: Error Event Source: Microsoft Operations Manager Event Category: None Event ID: 9015 Date: date Time: time User: N/A Computer: ComputerName Description: The Microsoft Operations Manager service (MOMService.exe) received an unexpected exception.
For more information, see Help and Support Center at <http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp>.
This problem may occur if the Collect Specific Events (Collection) rule is configured to collect security event parameters. In this scenario, the Collect Specific Events (Collection) rule may occasionally collect more parameters than requested. This behavior may cause the MOM service to stop.
A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.
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To apply this hotfix, you must have MOM 2005 Service Pack 1 (SP1) installed on the computer.
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
905416 How to obtain the latest Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 service pack
You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
However, you must apply this hotfix to the MOM 2005 management server. When you apply this hotfix, the MOM service automatically restarts.
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.
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To work around this problem, configure the Collect Specific Events (Collection) rule so that it does not collect any event parameters. To do this, follow these steps:
Start the MOM 2005 Administrator Console, and then expand Management Packs.
Expand Rule Groups, expand the appropriate rule group, and then click Event Rules.
In the results pane, locate and then double-click the Collect Specific Events (Collection) rule with which you experience the problem.
In the Collection Rule Properties ManagementGroupName - RuleName box, click the Parameter Storage tab.
Click Store no event parameters, and then click OK.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For more information, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
904748 The MOM service process (Momservice.exe) unexpectedly shuts down and you receive an event in the Application log on the Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 Management Server
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates