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  1. Introduction
  2. Installation
  3. Hardware Issues
  4. Filesystems
  5. Networking
  6. Security
  7. Servers
  8. Services
  9. Utilities
  10. Control Panel
  11. Printing
  12. Performance Monitor
  13. Network Monitor
  14. Event Viewer
  15. Other Issues
  16. User Accounts
  17. Groups
  18. Policies
  19. User Rights
  20. Auditing
  21. System Policies
  22. Sharing
  23. Profiles
  24. Roaming Profiles
  25. Domains
  26. Server Management
  27. Directory Replication
  28. License Management
  29. Client Administrator
  30. Netware Tools
  31. Macintosh Support
  32. RAS Server
  33. SNMP
  34. DHCP
  35. DNS
  36. WINS
  37. Mail Service
  38. Internet
  39. Internet Information Server
  40. Routing and Firewalls
  41. Items to Remember
  42. Terms
  43. Credits

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:

  • Date
  • Time
  • Source - The service the event is related to.
  • Category - The event type.
  • Event - ID number of the event.
  • User
  • Computer