Performance Logs and Alerts will not run program
Posted on 2009-06-30
I've got a Win2003 domain controller and I've made a new alert using Performance Logs and Alerts, to keep an eye on something. The alert will log an entry in the application log if I configure it to do so, but no matter what I do I can't get it to run the program I specify.
I make a new alert, and in the Action tab I tick 'Log an entry in the application event log' and 'Run this program'. The program is just a batch file. I wanted to see what it was doing so I modified it to output to a text file instead of the console, but no file appeared, and I even modified it to simply "echo asdf > asdf.txt" and even that didn't work. I gave it an executable instead, and it did nothing. It's just not running the program at all! I had the alert running using a user account with reduced privileges, but I gave it a bloody domain admin acount and it still didn't work!
Anyone got any ideas?