How to get rid of Event Viewer errors?

The description for Event ID ( 0 ) in Source ( Learning Management System ) 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; see Help and Support for details. The following information is part of the event:

In registry:
1. Open regedit and go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\Learning Management System.
2. If ‘EventMessageFile’ is missing then the error above show is the event log. See the image below.



Code and solution :
The code below has ‘EventLog.CreateEventSource’ which creates ‘Learning Management System’ key under ‘HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application’ in registy and also create ‘EventMessageFile’ expandable string value with details below:
Value name:EventMessageFile
Value data: C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\EventLogMessages.dll

If the ‘EventMessageFile’ string is missing it show the error message above. On my xp machine I do not see the above message because when I run the code it creates the ‘Learning Management System’ and EventMessageFile string. If you have manually created the key in the registry on the Windows 2003 server because you are getting security exception while the application trying to create the key, then you have to mannually create the EventMessageFile string with the above mention details.

//Check if the ATLAS web services working
 if (reqHTTPGetADFWebServices.StatusCode == 0)
    //Check if the event log application exist
    if (System.Diagnostics.EventLog.Exists("Application"))
       //Check if the event log source exist
       if (!System.Diagnostics.EventLog.SourceExists("Learning Management System"))
          //Register the source                            
          EventLog.CreateEventSource("Learning Management System""Application");
          // The source is created.  Exit the application to allow it to be registered.                          
   // Write an source, message and type entry to the event log.  
   System.Diagnostics.EventLog.WriteEntry("Learning Management System""FAILED:
 ADF web services are not available."EventLogEntryType.Error);                      

Error Message When ASP.NET Application Tries to Write New EventSource in the EventLog


Diganta Kumar has architected and developed software for more than a decade for a wide range of industries and development platforms and over the years has filled many roles including program manager, founder, developer, architect, team lead, mentor and project manager. Diganta is founder of two online IT businesses. He is a certified AWS Solutions Architect, certified Professional Scrum Master (PSM I), certified Professional Scrum Developer (PSD I) and ITIL Certified. He has presented at Microsoft Tech.Ed, Microsoft AppFest and Ark Group Intranet conference. He attends AWS Seattle Official Events, Seattle AWS Architects-Engineers, and AWS Cloud Commerce user groups. He likes to help, mentor and manage software development teams to improve and produce great software. He currently work as a Senior Technical Program Manager for Amazon Web Services.

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