EventLog plug-in

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Author: sgiusto@mmpoint.it (talk, contrib)


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Description

Version: 5th March 2007.
Supported on: Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP.


The EventLog plugin for NSIS provides a function to write Events to the windows Event Log.


FUNCTIONS


EventLog::WriteEventLog <server> <log> <type> <category> <message> <text>

Writes an event to the EventLog Returns 1 on failure, 0 on success

<server>
Network name of PC to write events to
Leave blank to write to local PC
<log>
Event log to write
Standard windows Event Logs are "System" and "Application"
but other can be defined by user. If specific event log
is not found "Application" will be used
<type>
Type of message to write
  • "0" - Information
  • "1" - Error
  • "2" - Warning
<category>
Event category. Can be any value and is specific to the event log currently written.
  • "0" - None
  • "1" - Devices
  • "2" - Disk
  • "3" - Printers
  • "4" - Services
  • "5" - Shell
  • "6" - System
  • "7" - Network
<message>
ID of the message to write. This id is specific to the event log currently written.
<text>
Message text to write to event log (up to 1024 bytes)

Usage Example

#Write an informational message in a Custom Event Log
EventLog::WriteEventLog '' 'EventLogTest' '0' '0' '1' 'Info'
pop $0
#Handle result

Credits

Written by Stefano Giusto [sgiusto@mmpoint.it]

Modified : add category's description by Ricardo Cardoso

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