I’ve been assisting clients recently with setting up monitoring on various servers and realized that I haven’t written a post about how to write errors in Windows Server application and system event logs so this post serves to be one that I can reference to in the future when I need to go through this exercise again.
The command supplied within the Windows operating system to create in the event logs is:
More information about this command can be found here:
Eventcreate - TechNet – Microsoft
How to create custom events
To quickly write a test error in the application and system event logs of a server, execute the following:
eventcreate /id 999 /t error /l application /d "Test error event in application logs."
eventcreate /l System /id 900 /so Private /d "Test error event in system logs." /t error
Navigating into the application logs will show reveal that an error event with the ID 999 has been created:
Navigating into the system logs will show reveal that an error event with the ID 999 has been created: