In a previous tip I submitted, I indicated that you can use www.EventID.net to quickly resolve your Event IDs. Site members submit and share their experiences with the Event IDs they resolve; plus the site allows non members to search through the posts by both the Event ID number and source.
Microsoft also has a site dedicated to helping you find resolution to your Event IDs. It is located at http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/default.asp?url=/technet/support/eventserrors.asp.
The site allows you to search for Event IDs for the following products:
- Windows Server 2003
- Windows XP Pro
- Windows 2000 Server
- Biztalk Server 2004
- Exchange 2000 Server
- SQL Server 2000 Notification Services
Other, non-Event ID specific sites that I find helpful are:
- www.experts-exchange.com -- use their search across the top and search all sites (ex: Event ID 7240)
- www.kbalertz.com -- use the KB search (ex: Event ID 7024)
This was first published in October 2003