March 03, 2003, 12:00 AM — I often need to set up scripts or scheduled routines to run on our
servers, and have wanted a way to easily log an event to the event
viewer upon starting and completing the script. Now, I think I have
found the utility that will help me do this.
The log event(logevent.exe) utility is in the Windows 2000 Resource Kit
and it gives you the ability to easily add events to the Windows
2000/NT/XP application log. You can log errors, warnings and
informational events as part of your daily routine. This makes tracking
and monitoring much easier.
Here's how it works. I want to enter an informational event into the
application log of the event viewer every time a scheduled process
started and completed. In my script, I had a command line similar to the
logevent.exe" -m \\serverName -s I -c 1 -r "Routine Process Started" -e
500 "Script scriptname.exe has successfully started."
logevent.exe" -m \\serverName -s I -c 1 -r "Routine Process Completed"
-e 501 "Script scriptname.exe has successfully completed."
Whenever my scheduled process starts, I get an event in the application
log with event ID 500. When it's finished, I get another event in the
application log with event ID 501. All I need to do is monitor the event
log on serverName and watch for event ID