An application that uses .NET Framework to monitor the event log does not read the descriptions in the Application log from the source of a Software Licensing Service on a computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008

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Symptoms
In a network environment, you run an application that uses .NET Framework to monitor the event log on a computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008. However, the application does not read the descriptions from the source of the Software Licensing Service in the Application log.
Cause
This problem occurs because the common language runtime cannot parse the %windir% environment variable that is set in the following registry entry:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\EventLog\Application\Software Licensing Service\EventMessageFile


Note The default value in the EventMessageFile registry entry is %windir%\system32\slsvc.exe.
Resolution

Hotfix information

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 the problem described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site: Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix on a computer that is running Windows Vista, you must have Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) or Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2) installed. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
935791 How to obtain the latest Windows Vista service pack


No prerequisites are required for computers that are running Windows Server 2008.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

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 item in Control Panel.
Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 file information notes

The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and MUM files (.mum) installed for each environment are listed separately . MUM and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are critical to maintaining the state of the updated component. The security catalog files (attributes not listed) are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.
For all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Security-licensing-slc-ppdlic.xrm-msNot Applicable3,54518-May-200913:43Not Applicable
Slcinst.dll6.0.6001.2243542,49618-May-200913:52x86
Slsvc.exe6.0.6001.224353,411,45618-May-200913:27x86
Security-licensing-slc-ppdlic.xrm-msNot Applicable3,54518-May-200913:24Not Applicable
Slcinst.dll6.0.6002.2213842,49618-May-200911:34x86
Slsvc.exe6.0.6002.221383,408,89618-May-200913:12x86
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Security-licensing-slc-ppdlic.xrm-msNot Applicable3,54518-May-200913:57Not Applicable
Slcinst.dll6.0.6001.2243546,59218-May-200914:07x64
Slsvc.exe6.0.6001.224352,580,99218-May-200913:45x64
Security-licensing-slc-ppdlic.xrm-msNot Applicable3,54518-May-200913:37Not Applicable
Slcinst.dll6.0.6002.2213846,59218-May-200913:46x64
Slsvc.exe6.0.6002.221382,582,01618-May-200913:19x64
Slcinst.dll6.0.6001.2243542,49618-May-200913:52x86
Slcinst.dll6.0.6002.2213842,49618-May-200911:34x86
For all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Security-licensing-slc-ppdlic.xrm-msNot Applicable3,54518-May-200913:32Not Applicable
Slcinst.dll6.0.6001.22435121,34418-May-200913:42IA-64
Slsvc.exe6.0.6001.224355,958,14418-May-200913:17IA-64
Security-licensing-slc-ppdlic.xrm-msNot Applicable3,54518-May-200913:12Not Applicable
Slcinst.dll6.0.6002.22138121,34418-May-200913:39IA-64
Slsvc.exe6.0.6002.221385,953,53618-May-200913:10IA-64
Slcinst.dll6.0.6001.2243542,49618-May-200913:52x86
Slcinst.dll6.0.6002.2213842,49618-May-200911:34x86
Status
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
More information
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
971330 An application that uses legacy Windows event log APIs cannot get the event information in a readable format on a computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008

Additional file information for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista

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