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SMS: Long Event to Trap Translator Description Causes Error Message

Article ID: 253205

Article Last Modified on 10/25/2006


  • Microsoft Systems Management Server 2.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Systems Management Server 2.0 Service Pack 1

This article was previously published under Q253205


When you use the Eventrap.exe tool to translate a Microsoft Windows NT event and you enter description text longer than 2,048 bytes, the following error message appears:

Please enter no more than 2,048 characters.

One common occurrence of this problem involves Microsoft SNA Server event ID 23.


This problem is caused by the method used to create the dialog box for the event text. One of the parameters for this dialog box, which is created by the Microsoft Foundation Class library, is maximum buffer size. The maximum buffer size is currently 2,048 bytes. The hotfix described below changes the maximum buffer size to 16,384 bytes.


To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Systems Management Server version 2.0. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

288239 SMS: How to Obtain the Latest Systems Management Server 2.0 Service Pack


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Systems Management Server 2.0 Service Pack 3.

Additional query words: prodsms 2048

Keywords: kbqfe kbhotfixserver kbbug kbfix kbsms200presp3fix KB253205