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I am looking for a good simple software that can send out email when event logged in windows event viewer. I have tried EventLog Analyzer, is there anything else that can do it and free of cost?
I also heard about Splunk and Zenoss, but never tried them yet..... what's the difference? could anyone provide recommendation?
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but the one from windows can only sent out email only you have mail server onsite.
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You should be able to use any email account to send thru....msn,yahoo,gmail, etc...

We dont have exchange and I use our offsite email to send thru.
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Example of the section that you configure in the script below:

ObjSendMail.Configuration.Fields.Item ("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/sendusing") = 2 'Send the message using the network (SMTP over the network).
ObjSendMail.Configuration.Fields.Item ("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/smtpserver") ="mail.yourserver.com"
ObjSendMail.Configuration.Fields.Item ("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/smtpserverport") = 25
ObjSendMail.Configuration.Fields.Item ("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/smtpusessl") = True 'Use SSL for the connection (True or False)ObjSendMail.Configuration.Fields.Item ("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/smtpconnectiontimeout") = 60
     
' If your server requires outgoing authentication uncomment the lines bleow and use a valid email address and password.
ObjSendMail.Configuration.Fields.Item ("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/smtpauthenticate") = 1 'basic (clear-text) authentication
ObjSendMail.Configuration.Fields.Item ("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/sendusername") ="youremail@msn.com"
ObjSendMail.Configuration.Fields.Item ("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/sendpassword") ="password"
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Here's an example of the script that I use to get an application error notifications emailed to myself.

You just need to edit the bold highlighted above

(Gets saved as a .vbs file)
Dim dtmStart, SearchEventStart
Dim objWMIService, colEvents, objEvent, EventTime
Dim objMessage, eventCounted
Dim ObjSendMail
Set WshNetwork = CreateObject("WScript.Network")
Set ObjSendMail = CreateObject("CDO.Message") 
Const MinutesToSearchWithin = -20000 ' look for the event that triggered me within the last 2 minutes
Set dtmStart = CreateObject("WbemScripting.SWbemDateTime")
SearchEventStart = DateAdd("n", MinutesToSearchWithin, Now())
dtmStart.SetVarDate SearchEventStart, True

txt = ""

strComputer = WshNetwork.ComputerName
Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:" & "{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\" & strComputer & "\root\cimv2")
Set colLoggedEvents = objWMIService.ExecQuery ("Select * from Win32_NTLogEvent Where Type = 'warning' And Logfile = 'Application' And TimeWritten >= '" & dtmStart & "'") 
For Each objEvent in colLoggedEvents
txt = txt &  "Category: " & objEvent.Category
EventTime = Mid(objEvent.TimeWritten, 5, 2) & "/" & Mid(objEvent.TimeWritten, 7, 2) & "/" & _
    Mid(objEvent.TimeWritten, 1, 4) & " " & Mid(objEvent.TimeWritten, 9, 2) & ":" & _
    Mid(objEvent.TimeWritten, 11, 2) & "." & Mid(objEvent.TimeWritten, 13, 2)
txt = txt &  vbCrLf & "Time: " & EventTime
txt = txt &  vbCrLf & "EventCode: " & objEvent.EventCode
txt = txt &  vbCrLf & "Message: " & objEvent.Message
txt = txt &  vbCrLf & "RecordNumber: " & objEvent.RecordNumber
txt = txt &  vbCrLf & "SourceName: " & objEvent.SourceName
txt = txt &  vbCrLf & "Type: " & objEvent.Type
txt = txt &  vbCrLf & "User: " & objEvent.User
txt = txt &  vbCRLF & objEvent.Message & "<http://eventid.net/display.asp?eventid=" &objEvent.EventCode & "&source=" & objEvent.SourceName & "&Phase=1>" & vbcrlf & vbcrlf & vbcrlf
Next


if txt <> "" then

txt = "The Following Application Errors Have Occurred on : " & strComputer & vbcrlf & vbCRLF & txt 

else
Wscript.Quit(0)
end if
     
'This section provides the configuration information for the remote SMTP server.
     
ObjSendMail.Configuration.Fields.Item ("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/sendusing") = 2 'Send the message using the network (SMTP over the network).
ObjSendMail.Configuration.Fields.Item ("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/smtpserver") ="mail.yourserver.com"
ObjSendMail.Configuration.Fields.Item ("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/smtpserverport") = 465 
ObjSendMail.Configuration.Fields.Item ("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/smtpusessl") = True 'Use SSL for the connection (True or False)
ObjSendMail.Configuration.Fields.Item ("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/smtpconnectiontimeout") = 60
     
' If your server requires outgoing authentication uncomment the lines bleow and use a valid email address and password.
ObjSendMail.Configuration.Fields.Item ("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/smtpauthenticate") = 1 'basic (clear-text) authentication
ObjSendMail.Configuration.Fields.Item ("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/sendusername") ="youremail@msn.com"
ObjSendMail.Configuration.Fields.Item ("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/sendpassword") ="password"
     
ObjSendMail.Configuration.Fields.Update
     
'End remote SMTP server configuration section==
     
ObjSendMail.To = "youremail@msn.com"
ObjSendMail.Subject = strComputer & "  Has encountered Application Errors"
ObjSendMail.From = strComputer & "@yourdomain.com"
     
' we are sending a text email.. simply switch the comments around to send an html email instead
'ObjSendMail.HTMLBody = "this is the body"
ObjSendMail.TextBody = strComputer & chr(32) & txt
     
ObjSendMail.Send
     
Set ObjSendMail = Nothing

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