Understanding Windows Eventing

Administrators, developers, and technical support personnel use Windows Eventing to gather information about the state of the hardware, the software, and the system, as well as to monitor security events. To provide these users with useful information, you need to give an event the right level or severity, raise it to the appropriate log, provide it with the correct attributes, and give it a useful and actionable message.

The Event Viewer in Windows Vista now contains component-specific logs and events. Components that write events to the system or application event logs in Windows XP can also write events to their own event logs, also known as a channel. These component-specific logs generally contain nonadministrative ...

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