Opened 12 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

#256 closed enhancement (fixed)

Windows Event log missing log source

Reported by: edwardk Owned by: somebody
Priority: minor Milestone: Release 6.1
Component: smartd Version: 6.0
Keywords: windows Cc:


The Windows Event log service does not have a message file registered when the smartd service is installed. This results in Event log messages similar to:

The description for Event ID ( 2 ) in Source ( smartd ) cannot be found. The local computer may not have the necessary registry information or message DLL files to display messages from a remote computer. You may be able to use the /AUXSOURCE= flag to retrieve this description; see Help and Support for details. The following information is part of the event: smartd, 3648, Info, Device:
.\scsi1: [areca_disk#08_enc#01], SMART Usage Attribute: 190 Airflow_Temperature_Cel changed from 69 to 68, Device:
.\scsi1: [areca_disk#08_enc#01], SMART Usage Attribute: 194 Temperature_Celsius changed from 31 to 32.

Registry entry keys can be added to fix this issue at


For my system:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


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eventlog.png (4.1 KB ) - added by edwardk 12 years ago.
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Change History (5)

by edwardk, 12 years ago

Attachment: eventlog.png added

Registry Editor screenshot

comment:1 by edwardk, 12 years ago

To clarify, EventMessageFile should point to where ever the user's copy of syslogevt.exe.

comment:2 by Christian Franke, 12 years ago

Keywords: windows added; eventlog removed
Resolution: worksforme
Status: newclosed

Run "syslogevt -r smartd" to create the registry entry.

comment:3 by Christian Franke, 11 years ago

Milestone: Release 6.1
Resolution: worksforme
Status: closedreopened

comment:4 by Christian Franke, 11 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: reopenedclosed
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