An application that uses Windows NT security event log APIs cannot read the description of an event log message from a computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008

Symptoms

Assume that you have an application that uses Microsoft Windows NT security event log APIs. However, on a computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008, the application cannot read the description of an event log message.

For example, in a network environment, you run Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005. When the MOM agent is running on a client that is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008, the MOM agent cannot read the descriptions of the events in the Windows NT event log. For example, the MOM agent cannot read the following messages.

Example 1

Type: Audit Success

Time: Time
Domain: Domain
Computer: Computer
Description: Unable to find Security source Microsoft-Windows-Security-Auditing message …

Source: Microsoft-Windows-Security-Auditing

Category: Event
Number: Event Number
User: N/A

Event Id: Event ID
Provider Type: Event Log Provider
Name: Security Source
Domain: Domain
Source Computer: Domain
Consolidated: False Raises Alert: False
Example 2

Type: Audit Success Time: Time
Domain: Domain
Computer: Computer
Description: Unable to find Security source Microsoft-Windows-Eventlog message 1102 [1102] SID Computer Domain Logon ID
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Eventlog

Category: Event
Number: 1102

User: N/A

Event Id: 9afd9646-3599-4da6-a065-5fe0bd51bb6d

Provider Type: Event Log Provider
Name: Security Source
Domain: Domain
Source Computer: Computer
Consolidated: False

Raises Alert: FalseIn these examples, the Description section is not displayed correctly.

Note When the MOM agent runs under the Network Service Account, you must grant the Read permission to the following registry entry on the client computer to make sure that MOM agent has permission to read the registry key for the Security log:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\SecurityHowever, even if you grant the Read permission to the MOM agent for the entry, the description is not displayed correctly.

Cause

This issue occurs because in Windows Vista and in Windows Server 2008, the Adtschema.dll component does not have a string table that maps an event ID to the corresponding message description. Therefore, the legacy API cannot format the event description.

Resolution

A hotfix is available to resolve this issue. Install this hotfix on the computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008.

Hotfix information for Windows Vista and for Windows Server 2008

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. 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:

http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=supportNote 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.

Important Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, only one of these products may be listed on the “Hotfix Request” page. To request the hotfix package that applies to both Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, just select the product that is listed on the page.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must have Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) installed.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information


This hotfix does not replace any other previously released hotfixes.

Registry information


To use this hotfix, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

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.

For all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and of Windows Vista

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Wevtsvc.dll.mui

6.0.6001.22349

11,264

09-Jan-2009

04:42

Not Applicable

Adtschema.dll.mui

6.0.6001.22349

233,472

09-Jan-2009

04:33

Not Applicable

Auditpol.exe.mui

6.0.6001.22349

28,672

09-Jan-2009

04:39

Not Applicable

Msaudite.dll.mui

6.0.6001.22349

155,648

09-Jan-2009

04:41

Not Applicable

Msobjs.dll.mui

6.0.6001.22349

69,632

09-Jan-2009

04:28

Not Applicable

For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and of Windows Vista

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Wevtsvc.dll.mui

6.0.6001.22349

10,752

09-Jan-2009

05:38

Not Applicable

Adtschema.dll.mui

6.0.6001.22349

222,720

09-Jan-2009

05:23

Not Applicable

Auditpol.exe.mui

6.0.6001.22349

20,480

09-Jan-2009

05:33

Not Applicable

Msaudite.dll.mui

6.0.6001.22349

145,920

09-Jan-2009

05:36

Not Applicable

Msobjs.dll.mui

6.0.6001.22349

58,880

09-Jan-2009

05:14

Not Applicable

For all supported Itanium-based versions of Windows Server 2008

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Wevtsvc.dll.mui

6.0.6001.22349

10,752

09-Jan-2009

04:47

Not Applicable

Adtschema.dll.mui

6.0.6001.22349

222,720

09-Jan-2009

04:38

Not Applicable

Auditpol.exe.mui

6.0.6001.22349

20,480

09-Jan-2009

04:44

Not Applicable

Msaudite.dll.mui

6.0.6001.22349

145,920

09-Jan-2009

04:46

Not Applicable

Msobjs.dll.mui

6.0.6001.22349

58,880

09-Jan-2009

04:33

Not Applicable

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 about Windows events, visit the following Microsoft Web sites:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa964766(VS.85).aspx

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa385780.aspxFor more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Additional file information for Windows Vista and for Windows Server 2008

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows Vista and of Windows Server 2008

File name

Package_for_kb961099_client_1~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

19,992

Date (UTC)

09-Jan-2009

Time (UTC)

17:11

File name

Package_for_kb961099_client~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,432

Date (UTC)

09-Jan-2009

Time (UTC)

17:11

File name

Package_for_kb961099_sc_0~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

23,582

Date (UTC)

09-Jan-2009

Time (UTC)

17:11

File name

Package_for_kb961099_sc~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,424

Date (UTC)

09-Jan-2009

Time (UTC)

17:11

File name

Package_for_kb961099_server_0~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

23,562

Date (UTC)

09-Jan-2009

Time (UTC)

17:11

File name

Package_for_kb961099_server~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,432

Date (UTC)

09-Jan-2009

Time (UTC)

17:11

File name

Package_for_kb961099_winpesrv_0~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

15,173

Date (UTC)

09-Jan-2009

Time (UTC)

17:11

File name

Package_for_kb961099_winpesrv~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,431

Date (UTC)

09-Jan-2009

Time (UTC)

17:11

Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows Vista and of Windows Server 2008

File name

Amd64_f172f4d73d8292bf39b0525ce0e1f08c_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22349_none_b89d943aa194599e.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

711

Date (UTC)

09-Jan-2009

Time (UTC)

17:11

File name

Amd64_fcede81203eb56b407a0ba643ebff1d9_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22349_none_3aa922a9c5316760.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,066

Date (UTC)

09-Jan-2009

Time (UTC)

17:11

File name

Package_for_kb961099_client_1~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

20,164

Date (UTC)

09-Jan-2009

Time (UTC)

17:11

File name

Package_for_kb961099_client~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,440

Date (UTC)

09-Jan-2009

Time (UTC)

17:11

File name

Package_for_kb961099_sc_0~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

30,501

Date (UTC)

09-Jan-2009

Time (UTC)

17:11

File name

Package_for_kb961099_sc~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,432

Date (UTC)

09-Jan-2009

Time (UTC)

17:11

File name

Package_for_kb961099_server_0~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

30,479

Date (UTC)

09-Jan-2009

Time (UTC)

17:11

File name

Package_for_kb961099_server~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,440

Date (UTC)

09-Jan-2009

Time (UTC)

17:11

File name

Package_for_kb961099_winpesrv_0~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

15,299

Date (UTC)

09-Jan-2009

Time (UTC)

17:11

File name

Package_for_kb961099_winpesrv~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,439

Date (UTC)

09-Jan-2009

Time (UTC)

17:11

Additional files for all supported Itanium-based versions of Windows Server 2008

File name

Package_for_kb961099_sc_0~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

8,150

Date (UTC)

09-Jan-2009

Time (UTC)

17:11

File name

Package_for_kb961099_sc~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,427

Date (UTC)

09-Jan-2009

Time (UTC)

17:11

File name

Package_for_kb961099_server_0~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

8,153

Date (UTC)

09-Jan-2009

Time (UTC)

17:11

File name

Package_for_kb961099_server~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,435

Date (UTC)

09-Jan-2009

Time (UTC)

17:11

File name

Package_for_kb961099_winpesrv_0~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

4,578

Date (UTC)

09-Jan-2009

Time (UTC)

17:11

File name

Package_for_kb961099_winpesrv~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,434

Date (UTC)

09-Jan-2009

Time (UTC)

17:11

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