Feb 9, 2012

The description for Event ID in Source cannot be found. The local computer may not have the necessary registry information or message DLL files to display messages from a remote computer. You may be able to use the /AUXSOURCE= flag to retrieve this description


The description for Event ID in Source cannot be found. The local computer may not have the necessary registry information or message DLL files to display messages from a remote computer. You may be able to use the /AUXSOURCE= flag to retrieve this description

Cause: Window operating system is not able to find the path of file EventLogMessages.dll

Solution:

Step 1:  Go to Start -> Run and write regedit and click on OK button in your window operating system.

Step 2: Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> SYSTEM -> ControlSet001 -> Services -> EventLog

Step3: Choose your Eventlog name and expand it.

Step 4: Choose one by one each sub Eventlog and double click on EventMessageFile in right window

Step 5: Write down the correct file name and path of EventLogMessages.dll file in the value data text field.
For example: C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\EventLogMessages.dll

Note:  In general location of EventLogMessages.dll is C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727

If it is not present there then search it in C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework folder.

Step 6: Press OK button and re-open the event viewer.

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