Event log flooding - Events 2158 2159 (SharePoint 2010 Products)


Applies to: SharePoint Server 2010, SharePoint Foundation 2010

Alert Name:   Event log flooding

Event ID:   2158 or 2159

Summary:   Event log flood protection prevents repeated events from being logged to the Windows event log. When an event is logged several times in a short period, flood protection prevents future events of the same type from being logged.

Symptoms:   This event appears in the event log: Event ID: 2158 or 2159 Description: Event [Event ID] ([Event Provider Name]) of severity [Event Severity] occurred [Number of occurrences] more time(s) and was suppressed in the event log.

Cause:   The same event is being logged repeatedly, triggering event log flood protection. You can identify which event is being logged repeatedly in the Event Description text of Event ID 2158 or 2159.