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Primary Channel Initialization

Updated: August 5, 2011

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

Initialization of the primary channels must succeed for the Event Log service to continue its operation. An error event related to a primary channel initialization causes the Event Log service to terminate. This means that in most cases it is impossible to view the event, because viewing the event requires the Event Log service. When you find events that indicate the primary channel initialization failed, the errors occured in the past and this can indicate a problem that has been corrected or a transient condition that must be investigated.


Event ID Source Message



The event logging service encountered a fatal error (res=%1) when applying settings to the %2 channel. The service is shutting down since this channel is vital to its operation.



The event logging service encountered an error (res=%1) while opening configuration for primary channel %2. Trying again using default configuration. This problem usually occurs if registry has been corrupted or explicitly misconfigured.

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