Event Log Explorer can automatically monitor new events in event
log view and alert you when a specific event occurs. This helps you
to get informed about a problem right after it happen.
To open Event Alerts window, select Advanced->Event
Alerter from the main menu.
You can add/change alert rule using Add/Change
Clone button clones current
Save button saves alerts to a
Load button loads previously
Test Events scans all events
in the active event log view and alerts if an event matches one of
the alert rules.
Alert pattern dialog
Alert pattern dialog lets you edit alert rule.
Event source and Event ID define the pattern - the condition
on which the rule will be applied.
Action defines the action to
start when the condition matches the event.
Run a program indicates the
program name and its command line parameters to start as alert
Available parameters box lists
the event details you can pass as command line parameters to the
program. Double click in the list copies the parameter into
Run a program box.
You can set Event Log Explorer to send email using blat (or
similar) program. Blat is an open-source free software available at
Let's say you want to monitor Application event 26214, source:
Chkdsk (Checkdisk run).
Event source: Chkdsk.
Event ID: 26214.
C:\Utils\blat\blat.exe -to "John Doe" -subject "Event Alert" -f
email@example.com -server server.com -u john -pw password -body "
Checkdisk event! Logname: [LogName]; Time: [TimeStamp]; EventId:
[EventIDNorm]; User: [UserName]; Computer: [Computer] "
Whenever this event appears, you will get email:
Checkdisk event! Logname: Application on STORM , Time: 3/1/2012
4:06:09 PM; EventId: 26214; User: N/A; Computer: STORM
Event Alerter tests new events only when event view is
refreshing. So you should either enable autorefresh using
When you enable Event Alerter, you will automatically activate
. This guarantees that only new events will be tested
and you will not get recurring alerts on the same event.
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