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Event Log Viewer (or subset) RRS feed

  • Question

  • My install of the RC release of Home Server went something like this:

    Burn RC iso to DVD
    Install RC on server machine from DVD
    Finalise configuration on server machine
    Log out when prompted
    Install Connector on client machine
    Log in to the Home Server Console to make sure all is well

    Somewhere between those last two steps, the Home Server rebooted. I know this for two reasons: 1) I lost the Console connection, and 2) the box beeped at me because it doesn't like the fact that I removed one of the IDE drives and was letting me know.

    The point is, the only real way I knew the box had rebooted was because it was phsyically next to me. I suspect this was as a result of a Windows Update that got rolled down to the machine straight after build, but without using Remote Desktop, I can't get the event viewer to check this.

    It would be incredibly handy if a subset of the event log could be exposed through the Console. The vast majority of items in there are of no interest to a home user, but it would be nice if reboots as a result of updates could be flagged up in some way, in a kind of "don't panic, it was supposed to do that" type way.
    Wednesday, June 13, 2007 9:56 PM

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  • Hi,

    Your server would have rebooted if you had automatic updates enabled, because a few of the updates would re-boot the server.

    Thursday, June 14, 2007 5:15 AM
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