Viewing Notification Services Events

You can view Notification Services events that have occurred by viewing the Application log in Windows Event Viewer. Because other applications and services write events to this log, filter the events by event source (in this case, NotificationServices) to reduce the number of events displayed.

  1. On the Start menu, open Control Panel.

  2. In Control Panel, open Administrative Tools, and then open Event Viewer.

    The Windows Event Viewer appears with the available logs listed in the left pane.

  3. In the left pane, select Application.

  4. Filter the events to show events from Notification Services only:

    1. In the left pane, right-click Application, point to View, and then click Filter.
    2. In the Event source list, select NotificationServices, and then click Close.
      Only the events from Notification Services appear in the list of events.
  5. In the right pane, double-click an event to display the Event Properties dialog box for that event.

A single problem, such as a delivery failure caused by a missing content formatter, can cause Notification Services to write multiple events. To determine the full scope of the problem, also look at other events written at or near the same time.

  1. In Event Viewer, double-click an error or warning event to display event properties.

  2. Scroll to the bottom of the Description box.

  3. Click the hyperlink.

    This link has hidden name/value pairs specific to the event. The Help and Support Center uses this information to display event information.

    A dialog might appear with the following question:

    "Event Viewer will send the following information across the internet. Is this OK?"

    Click Yes to access additional information about the event. Windows opens the Help and Support Center and displays event information.

If no explanation and resolution information exists for the event, the Help and Support Center page contains links to other support options; click Related Knowledge Base articles to access other support options.

For additional information about using Event Viewer, see Event Viewer Help, which is available from the Event Viewer Help menu.

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