Topic Last Modified: 2011-01-24

You can monitor certain events by using the Event Viewer in Windows Server operating systems.

All significant events are captured in the Application log. To view the Application log, click Application in either the console tree or the results pane of the Event Viewer.

The Source column identifies the program in which the event occurred. It lists the following events:

To get more information about an event, double-click it. Doing so opens the Event Properties dialog box, with the event type identified in the header (for example, Information).

The Event Properties dialog box provides additional information about the event, including a description of the event. To move to the previous or next event’s Event Properties dialog box, click the appropriate arrow. To copy the description to your clipboard, click the Copy button.