Event Viewer has error & warning for IPX socket after installing the Novell for Windows Server Management Agent.

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  • 08-Nov-2006
  • 29-Apr-2013


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After installing the Novell Windows Server Management Agent, the Windows Server Application Event log contains:

Error: Source: NT Diag, Description: N_NTDIAG5010E: socket call failed.

Warning: Source: NT FindMW Description: FINDMW001005E: Unable to create IPX socket. Make sure you have IPX installed.


This is expected behavior if IPX is not installed / configured on the server. Turning off the messages is not an option. It will not have any impact on the HOSTMIB implementation for the Novell server agent.