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Event Log

 

Windows XP Pro x64

Default Description

Enables event log messages issued by Windows-based programs and components to be viewed in Event Viewer. This service cannot be stopped.

Additional Information

Always helpful to check out the Event Log to see what problems with applications are popping up that is “hidden” from the normal user. To see quickly what, if anything has resulted in your adjustments, you may consider clearing the Event Log. Windows Management Instrumentation also requires Event Log service to be running. With Service Pack 2, you can no longer disable Event Log using services.msc.

Take note: Manual updates via Windows Update Version 6 web site still requires Automatic Updates, Background Intelligent Transfer Service, COM+ Event System, Cryptographic Services, and Event Log to be running. Place all in automatic if you do not wish to update manually. In addition, I recommend that you change the default time of 3AM, for the automatic checking of updates, to a time when the system is “normally” on. Otherwise, Windows Update will check upon boot which may slow down the boot process.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1 SP2
XP Pro x64 ? ? Automatic

Service Names

Service Name (registry): Eventlog
Display Name: Event Log

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe

Log On As

Account: Local System Account

Dependencies

What service Event Log needs to function properly:

What other service require Event Log to function properly:

Windows XP

Default Description

Enables event log messages issued by Windows-based programs and components to be viewed in Event Viewer. This service cannot be stopped.

Additional Information

Always helpful to check out the Event Log to see what problems with applications are popping up that is “hidden” from the normal user. To see quickly what, if anything has resulted in your adjustments, you may consider clearing the Event Log. Windows Management Instrumentation also requires Event Log Service to be running. With Service Pack 2 or 3, you can no longer disable Event Log using services.msc.

Take note: Manual updates via Windows Update Version 6 web site still requires Automatic Updates, Background Intelligent Transfer Service, COM+ Event System, Cryptographic Services, and Event Log to be running. Place all in automatic if you do not wish to update manually. In addition, I recommend that you change the default time of 3AM, for the automatic checking of updates, to a time when the system is “normally” on. Otherwise, Windows Update will check upon boot which may slow down the boot process.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1 SP2 SP3
XP Home Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started)
XP MCE 2005 Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started)
XP Pro Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started)
XP Tablet PC 2005 Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started)

Service Names

Service Name (registry): Eventlog
Display Name: Event Log

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe

Log On As

Account: Local System Account

Dependencies

What service Event Log needs to function properly:

What service Event Log needs to function properly:

  • None (H, M, P, T)

What other service require Event Log to function properly:

Additional Reading

None at this time.