SBS Windows 2003 error – Event 3006 Source Perflib Unable to read the performance counter strings of the 00x language ID – Solved


I had a Windows 2003 Small Business Server box that has been getting the following error repeatedly:

“Event 3006, Source Perflib: Unable to read the performance counter strings of the 00x language ID”

I checked eventid.net first, but none of the suggestions helped. I googled the error, and came across this post on the petri.co.il forum, which discusses Exchange and McAfee, which are both on this server.

None of the suggestions helped, but I did google the following registry key, which the author of the post referenced:

hklm/software/microsoft/windows nt/current version/perflib

I was nervous when I only got two hits on my query, but this mcafee forum post led me to this URL:

http://download.mcafee.m7z.net/products/licensed/cust_support_patches/IERegFix.bat

which of course was a dead link. So I searched McAfee’s site for IERegFix.bat and eventually found that file, which I downloaded and ran on the server. It immediately solved the problem.

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