Event Type: Error
Event Category: Alert Engine
Event ID: 318
Date: 2/9/2006
Time: 9:34:06 AM
User: N/A
Computer: PROSPERO
Unable to read local eventlog (reason: The parameter is incorrect).

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I am getting the event logged once every minute or so. I have SQLServer
running as a local domain user.

I tried changing the service for SQL Agent to run as a network service
thinking it was just a permission problem. The agent runs, but the events
are still being logged.

The machine is running Windows 2003 x64 w/ SQL 2005 Standard x64 and more
info is as follows:

Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio 9.00.1399.00
Microsoft Analysis Services Client Tools 2005.090.1399.00
Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) 2000.086.1830.00
Microsoft MSXML 2.6 3.0 6.0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0.3790.1830
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0.50727.42
Operating System 5.2.3790

I have saw some previous posts on this issue, but it is dealing with
replication, the event logged does not match the event posted on the other
posts with the same error message.




Hey all,

Applying SP1 seems to resolve this issue.