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What is the minimal privilege needed to be able to create an event source in the EventLog?

I know, this kind of question has already been asked. However, I could not
find an answer related to the minimal privilege required to be able to
create a new event Source in the appplication event log.

I have a service app that needs to access shares (therefore, I cannot not
start it using the System account). This service needs not to be run with
particular privilege. So, I use a account member of users' group.

Doing so will fail creating an Event source.

I know that I could pre-create this Event Source using a kind of
installation program. However, this is not a solution I like.
I would prefer to increase a bit the privilege of the user starting the
service (?to which level?)

Thanks,
José

Some code sample ...
// Create the source, if it does not already exist.
if(!EventLog.So urceExists("MyS ource")){
EventLog.Create EventSource("My Source", "MyNewLog") ;
}

// Create an EventLog instance and assign its source.
EventLog myLog = new EventLog();
myLog.Source = "MySource";

// Write an informational entry to the event log.
myLog.WriteEntr y("Writing to event log.");
Jul 21 '05 #1
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I think all you need is registry write permissions. If the source as
already been defined in the registry, than you should be able to write
messages using minimal permissions.

"José Joye" <jose.joye@__No _SPam__bluewin_ _maPS_oN__.ch> wrote in message
news:#z******** ******@tk2msftn gp13.phx.gbl...
I know, this kind of question has already been asked. However, I could not
find an answer related to the minimal privilege required to be able to
create a new event Source in the appplication event log.

I have a service app that needs to access shares (therefore, I cannot not
start it using the System account). This service needs not to be run with
particular privilege. So, I use a account member of users' group.

Doing so will fail creating an Event source.

I know that I could pre-create this Event Source using a kind of
installation program. However, this is not a solution I like.
I would prefer to increase a bit the privilege of the user starting the
service (?to which level?)

Thanks,
José

Some code sample ...
// Create the source, if it does not already exist.
if(!EventLog.So urceExists("MyS ource")){
EventLog.Create EventSource("My Source", "MyNewLog") ;
}

// Create an EventLog instance and assign its source.
EventLog myLog = new EventLog();
myLog.Source = "MySource";

// Write an informational entry to the event log.
myLog.WriteEntr y("Writing to event log.");

Jul 21 '05 #2

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