Cna't find a MS hotfix for Event ID ( 0 ) in Source ( .NET Runtime ) cannot be found.

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I have been getting this error in my Windows 2003 SBS server event log every hour for several months, even after I installed all the latest MS updates.

Error;
The description for Event ID ( 0 ) in Source ( .NET Runtime ) 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: .NET Runtime version 1.1.4322.2407- AutoApprove.exe - Common Language Runtime Debugging Services: Application has generated an exception that could not be handled.
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Alan HardistyCo-Owner
Top Expert 2011

Commented:
What version(s) of .NET framework have you got installed on the server?
Start, Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs.

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MS .NET Framework 1.1
MS .NET Framework 2.0 SP2
MS .NET Framework 3.0 SP2
Alan HardistyCo-Owner
Top Expert 2011

Commented:
Can you please download and install .NET framework 1.1 SP1 as I read that this might fix the problem.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=a8f5654f-088e-40b2-bbdb-a83353618b38&displaylang=en
Let me know if the error goes away afterwards.
Thanks
Alan
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I get an errror; The upgrade patch cannot be installed because the program to be upgraded is missing or program is wrong version. I checked add remove programs again and noted the MS .NET Framework 1.1 has a ---device update 4.0 after it.
Alan HardistyCo-Owner
Top Expert 2011

Commented:
Okay - no worries.
Have you got WSUS 3.0 installed on your SBS box?
Here is a link that has some possible solutions to run through.  Please check to see if any apply and follow the advice given:
http://www.eventid.net/display.asp?eventid=0&eventno=2142&source=.NET%20Runtime&phase=1 

Author

Commented:
I saw that link earlier today and added user full control to the reg key and windows\program files\ms.net
Stiil have same error every hour.
Alan HardistyCo-Owner
Top Expert 2011

Commented:
Is that the only error that appears regularly?
Is this the Application Event Log?

Author

Commented:
It is the only error. It occur exactly every hour (1:43,2:43 etc) with no sign of any events preceeding error.
Alan HardistyCo-Owner
Top Expert 2011

Commented:
Here is a previous EE question that you may or may not have seen:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Languages/.NET/ASP.NET/Q_22417160.html
Have you got any custom apps on the server or have you moved anything from it's original location to free up space etc?
Alan HardistyCo-Owner
Top Expert 2011

Commented:
Have you uninstalled WSUS?
Alan HardistyCo-Owner
Top Expert 2011

Commented:
Have a look at your scheduled tasks on your server.
Is there something like autoapprove.exe?
If there is - Delete the task.

Author

Commented:
WSUS is not installed , I can ask the other SE on the account monday.

Seems like the scheduled task is missing.
Alan HardistyCo-Owner
Top Expert 2011

Commented:
Are there any Scheduled Tasks that are set to run at 43 minutes past the hour?
DonNetwork Administrator

Commented:
Look here:


http://blog.itrecipe.be/?p=83


You might get an Application Error in your eventviewer stating the following: The description for Event ID ( 0 ) in Source ( .NET Runtime ) 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; This isnt really an error but rather a messup by microsoft, the event itself is just an informational one confirming that the IAS was able to connect with the domain controller, this shouldnt actually be an error event. However you can get rid of this ugly event in your log by installing IAS (Internet Authentication Service)

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Should I install IAS?
Alan HardistyCo-Owner
Top Expert 2011

Commented:
It's your call - if you want the error to go away and stop bugging you then it can't hurt to try i but read through this first - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc787275(WS.10).aspx.
If your server is working happily and there are no other problems, then I would say that it would not be necessary and you should just ignore the error.

Author

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I Disabled this task to fix the error, which is OK becuuse I want to control updates;

"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows Small Business Server\UpdateServices\AutoApprove.exe"
This task runs hourly and automatically approves updates for your network, based on your choices in the Update Services Settings dialog box.

Does anyone know if this is a default SBS task or some other application?
Alan HardistyCo-Owner
Top Expert 2011

Commented:
It seems to be part of WSUS (Windows Server Update Services).  Have you got WSUS installed on your SBS box?
Add / Remove programs in Control Panel.

Author

Commented:
WSUS is not in the add remove program group.
Alan HardistyCo-Owner
Top Expert 2011

Commented:
Okay - how are your Windows Updates set to be handled?
It could be the auto-update that is causing the error.

Author

Commented:
Auto Updates are turned off.
Alan HardistyCo-Owner
Top Expert 2011

Commented:
Did you use to have WSUS installed on the server?

Author

Commented:
All the other Engineers said No and suggested it may come with SBS, you know they have several CDs with a alot of automated services for the basic install.
Co-Owner
Top Expert 2011
Commented:
What version of SBS is it?  R2 or non R2?
R2 comes with WSUS whereas SBS normal does not.
DonNetwork Administrator

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How in the world can this be the accepted answer to this question???
Alan HardistyCo-Owner
Top Expert 2011

Commented:
Not exactly sure!
cap7 - can you please explain the solution to your problem so that others who have the same problem can benefit from this solution.  Was it simply a case of installing WSUS?
Thank you.
Alan

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