Custom Event Logs Permissions Issue


I have encountered an error in my BizTalk Server Administration Console.
Reason: The source was not found, but some or all event logs could not be searched. To create the source, you need permission to read all event logs to make sure that the new source name is unique. Inaccessible logs: Security.


It seems that the problem is caused by the BizTalk user account that I am using to log my custom events, which has insufficient permissions. Whenever I attempt to create a custom event log by calling my event log method, the resulting custom event log entry is placed in the server registry as follows:


To write in this location, your user account needs to have full permissions. However, my user account is not authorized to write to the event log. As a result, the user running the application must have complete rights to establish a new custom log.


To resolve the issue at hand, you need to grant full permission to create a custom event log. To do this, follow the steps outlined below: 1. Press the Windows key and the R key simultaneously, then type ‘regedit’ in the run dialogue box and click the OK button. This will open the Registry Editor window. 2. Expand the following registry sub-key:


3. Right-click on EventLog and select Permissions. In the Permissions for EventLog dialog box, click Add, search for your user, and click OK. See the image below:
4. Grant full control to this user, then click OK as shown in the following picture.

5. Navigate to the Security section located under the same EventLog registry sub-key. The path to reach the section is as follows:


Once there, right-click on Security, select Permissions, and add the same user. Then grant Full Control permission to the user in a similar way as before. You can refer to the following image for reference.

“Alright, now please check again. Hopefully, the issue has been resolved.”

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