Fix: The local computer may not have the necessary registry information or message DLL files to display messages from a remote computer

I went past an issue where I would have a flooding Error messages on the Event Viewer saying:

The description for Event ID ( 204 ) in Source ( IIDS ) 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: PurgeThread.cpp, 83, OS reports error:The system cannot find the path specified.

The Event ID and Source is irrelevant and it may vary depending on the service reporting the issue. In my case the issue was being reported by the Internet Imaging Document Server (IIDS).

This usually happens when there is a service which is installed and started, but not configured. In my case it was a service that could be stopped.

This could also happen with 3rd party applications where it was installed with a user account and the service account doesn’t get permission to pull the info about the required DLLs like that.

Hope it helps someone

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