Create your own custom events in the event log.

Did you ever wonder how to add some custom events to your computer system or application log? I always have but never really had the time to look it up. I was browsing the Windows Server 2008 command reference guide at Microsoft TechNet Windows Server TechCenter and I found the EventCreate.exe command. So, let’s give it a try.

C:>EventCreate.exe /L Application /T Success /SO Script /ID 1 /D “The script completed successfully”

This command will create a success event with ID 1 from the source script in the Application log of your local machine and the description will be “The script completed successfully”.

Type EventCreate.exe /? at the command prompt for more options. You can even send events to remote computers! This is a great way to implement some error logging to your scripts. Tested on Windows XP, Vista and Server 2008.

Cheers! 🙂

– Marek.Z

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