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Utilising IBM's MQSeries* Everyplace* product to read and write to Microsoft's Windows NT**/2000 Event log

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000015052D
Original Publication Date: 2001-Sep-16
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is an example use of a messaging product such as IBM's MQSeries* Everyplace* (MQe) product. By creating a custom descendent of an MQe Queue class overriding the getMessage, putMessage, browseMessage and deleteMessage methods so that instead of accessing a standard MQe Message object, it access the Microsoft** Windows NT**/2000 event log. This allows for both local and remote viewing/update of the standard Windows event log, it allows a very simple interface to be able to remotely monitor Windows NT system. i.e. a server can be monitored and actions automaticaly triggered when Windows NT events occur. Current Windows systems provide an application that runs on the same box as the event log, and an API that allows application programs to be written to extract/update the event log.