The protocol handler IEPH.HistoryHandler cannot be loaded.

Windows Vista Ultimate PC 32bit OS; all svcpks/updates/etc run successfully; 2Gb RAM.  Workstation on a Win 2008 Data Center Server domain.  The following error is being reported every 5 - 10 seconds - " The protocol handler IEPH.HistoryHandler cannot be loaded. "  Windows logs show it to be  "  Search // 3031 // Gatherer  "  ...  I find NOTHING on the MS sites.  Can anyone help with insights as what this is??
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This is related to the Windows Search Service and specifically the integration with Microsoft Outlook.

There are a few workarounds, one it to simply remove Microsoft Search. If you don't use the search function this can also improve the overall performance of the machine.

It should also be possible to disable the Outlook integration with Microsoft Search.

Of course both of these workarounds will impact search performance so may not be suitable for you.

One other point, the message is quite benign and should have no impact (other than filling-up your event log)
ftv34p4sAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the response.  I did not know what this error was & found NO information online at the MS sites.  I will remove MS Search.  I am glad to know that it is "benign" in nature.

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