Events and Errors

The Events and Errors documentation contains the following:

  • Troubleshooting information for Windows EBS system events.

  • Procedures about how to diagnose and resolve problems.

  • Information about how to verify that the system has returned to a normal operating state after you finish resolving the problem.

Accessing this content from Event Viewer

This information is available directly from Event Viewer. To see the troubleshooting information for an event, click the Event Log Online Help link while reviewing an event in Event Viewer.

For more information about reviewing events, see “Monitoring Events” at the Microsoft Web site (

How the Events and Errors documentation is organized

The Events and Errors documentation is organized according to the logical parts of an application or service.

All of the logical components of an application or service are known as “Managed Entities.” Managed Entities are the main parts of an application or service that you configure, monitor, or report on when you manage the system. Some examples of Managed Entities are a computer, a Web service, a server role, a network device, or a hardware component.

Managed Entities have specific functional areas called “Aspects.” Aspects provide discrete functionality or sets of services for a job function or responsibility (such as security, performance, or availability).

At the lowest level of the hierarchy are ”events.” An event is a condition that an application or service reports. Some events are errors. Each event is linked to an Aspect in the system's hierarchy.