Windows NT Event Viewer
The event viewer allows viewing of three types of events
- System - Logs system errors for drivers binding errors or service failures.
- Security - Logs logon off and log on events and other security related events as set up in the event viewer. These are set up in the user manager.
- Application - Processes an application action creates.
Each message has an event ID number. The maximum size of logs can be set, and overriding of log entries can be set depending on available disk space. System errors:
- Information - A blue "i" represents this event. A significant event has occurred, but the event is not a critical event.
- Warning - A Yellow exclamation point represents this event type. This is a caution indication a possible significant event which may or may not affect future operations.
- Error - A red stop sign represents this event type. Indicates a problem that has caused a failure of service.
Security Log errors:
- Success Audit - A Key symbol represents this event type. A successful audited security event occurred.
- Failure Audit - A lock symbol represents this event type. A failed audited security event has occurred.
Event viewer columns:
- Source - The service the event is related to.
- Category - The event type.
- Event - ID number of the event.