Write to the event log in Server 2000

Posted on 2008-06-16
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2013-12-05
Does anyone know if there is a way to write a customized event to the system or application event log in server 2000?  

On XP /Server 2003 it can be done with the Eventcreate command, but that command doesn't work on 2000
Question by:ITApprendista
  • 2

Expert Comment

ID: 21796661
I'm not sure what language you're writing in, but check out this page:

Basically, for VBScript (can be modified for VB too):

Set WSH = Wscript.CreateObject("Wscript.Shell")
WSH.LogEvent 0, "Success doing what I wanted!"

I think you can create the "Wscript.Shell" object in any MS Visual language or in javascript also.

I don't have 2000 anywhere anymore, so I can't test this code... it doesn't seem to work in XP but I'm now on a MUCH more recent version of the Windows Script Host language than what 2000 has.

Hope this helps!

Author Comment

ID: 21796916
Yeah, I was planning on using vbscript.  The only problem with above method is that as far as I know you can never edit the source.  The source is always going to be WSH.  Otherwise though I might have to go that route.

Accepted Solution

gregcmcse earned 2000 total points
ID: 21796975
Well... the other option is using WSH.Run to run an outside app and then call the Windows 2000 Resource Kit tool Logevent.exe.


If you don't have a copy of the W2K ResKit, I can see if I can find you a spot to get it from.

Featured Post

Get your problem seen by more experts

Be seen. Boost your question’s priority for more expert views and faster solutions

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

Issue: One Windows 2008 R2 64bit server on the network unable to connect to a buffalo Device (Linkstation) with firmware version 1.56. There are a total of four servers on the network this being one of them. Troubleshooting Steps: Connect via h…
Understanding the various editions available is vital when you decide to purchase Windows Server 2012. You need to have a basic understanding of the features and limitations in each edition in order to make a well-informed decision that best suits …
Hi, this video explains a free download that you can incorporate into your Access databases, or use stand-alone for contact management. Contacts -- Names, Addresses, Phone Numbers, eMail Addresses, Websites, Lists, Projects, Notes, Attachments…
The video will let you know the exact process to import OST/PST files to the cloud based Office 365 mailboxes. Using Kernel Import PST to Office 365 tool, one can quickly import numerous OST/PST files to Office 365. Besides this, the tool also comes…

624 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question