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Event Messages

SQL Server 2000

Notification Services logs event messages to the application log, which is accessible from Microsoft Windows® Event Viewer. These messages can assist you when troubleshooting system errors and performance problems.

Even if you are not currently having problems with Notification Services, you should check the event log periodically. Checking the log on a regular schedule can help avoid significant system problems. For example, it is best to know as soon as possible if events are not being collected or notifications are not being distributed.

The topics in this section provide information on configuring event logging, events created by Notification Services, and obtaining more information about a particular event message. They are described in the following table.

Topic Description
Event Logging Overview Provides instructions for configuring logging levels for the NS$instance_name service and the distributor.
Configuring Notification Services Event Logging Describes how to change the logging levels for Notification Services components.
Viewing Supplemental Event Message Information Explains where to look for additional information about Notification Services event messages.

For additional information about using Event Viewer, open Event Viewer Help from the Event Viewer application.

See Also
Performance Monitoring and Reporting
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