Get Email Alerts from the Event Viewer

by Eric Geier [Published on 26 Oct. 2011 / Last Updated on 26 Oct. 2011]

Create custom tasks in Event Viewer to track problems, errors, and issues.

Starting with Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista, you can now assign custom tasks (such as running a batch file, sending an e-mail alert, or popping up a message) via the Event Viewer when a specific event occurs. This can help you proactively track problems or issues with the system, applications, or network.

Open the Event Viewer, double-click the desired event, and click Attach Task To This Event from the Actions pane. Then follow the wizard, which will create an entry in the Windows Tasks Scheduler.

The Author — Eric Geier

Eric Geier (Dayton, Ohio) is a Freelance  Tech Writer and Author specializing in computer networking. He's also the Founder and Owner of NoWiresSecurity, which provides a hosted cloud-based RADIUS service to help businesses easily secure their Wi-Fi networks with the Enterprise (802.1X) mode of WPA/WPA2 security. He’s also the Founder and Owner of On Spot Techs, which provides on-site computer and technology services.

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