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Send Event Log Message

Updated: November 1, 2013

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Orchestrator, System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator, System Center 2012 SP1 - Orchestrator

The Send Event Log Message activity creates an entry in the Windows Event Log within the Application folder. This activity can be used to create audit logs in the Windows Event Log that document any problems that occur while trying to correct issues by using an automated runbook.

Configuring the Send Event Log Message Activity

Before you configure the Send Event Log Message activity, you will need to determine the following:

  • The event message you are creating.

  • The severity of the event

Use the following information to configure the Send Event Log Message activity.

Details Tab

Settings Configuration Instructions


Type the name of the computer that contains the Windows Event Log that you are writing to. You can also use the ellipsis (...) button to browse for the computer.


Type the message text of the event log entry.


Select the severity level that is appropriate for this event.

You can select Information, Warning, or Error.

Published Data

The following table lists the published data items.


Item Description


The computer where the event log message was created.

Log entry description

The description of the event log message.

For additional resources, see Information and Support for System Center 2012.

Tip: Use this query to find online documentation in the TechNet Library for System Center 2012. For instructions and examples, see Search the System Center 2012 Documentation Library.
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