events

Events are types of occurrences that are logged by the Event Log service of Microsoft Windows Server and can be viewed using the administrative tool called Event Viewer.

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What are Events (in computer networking)?

Types of occurrences that are logged by the Event Log service of Microsoft Windows NT or Windows 2000 and can be viewed using the administrative tool called Event Viewer. There are five basic types of events:

  • Errors:
    These events represent some significant problem that can lead to loss of data or functionality in the operating system, such as failure of a service to start upon reboot. The corresponding symbol in the system or application log is a red stop sign.

     

  • Warnings:
    These events indicate some impending problem such as low remaining disk space. The corresponding symbol in the system or application log is an exclamation point superimposed on a yellow circle.

     

  • Information:
    These events indicate that some significant system operation has successfully occurred; for example, a service has successfully started. The corresponding symbol in the system or application log is an information sign - that is, the letter ā€œiā€ superimposed on a blue circle.

     

  • Successes:
    These events are recorded only in the security log and represent auditing information concerning the successful completion of attempts to access secured resources, such as when a user successfully logs on to the network.

     

  • Failures:
    These events are recorded only in the security log and represent auditing information concerning failed attempts to access secured resources, such as when a user attempts to access a shared folder and fails.