This page specifies whether Domain Time service activity will be echoed to the Windows Event logs.
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Some levels of logging can create a significant amount of data. The Windows Event logs can be difficult to read,
or the Event Log process may even have problems recording all the data when large amounts of log activity are generated.
You should consider using only the Error level when using the Event Logs unless you generate a very small amount of logging data overall.
In general, Text or Syslog logging is a better choice for keeping more detail.
The Log Level drop-down chooses what type of entries to include in the Event logs. You can increase or decrease the amount of information logged as needed.
The available levels are (in increasing amount of detail):
Domain Time will not log events to the Windows Event Logs.
Errors Only messages marked as Errors will be logged
Warnings Logs will include Errors and Warnings
Information Includes Errors, Warnings, and information on the activity of the time service, such as time sources contacted, amount of clock correction, etc.
Trace Includes all of the above, plus detailed information on time setting and time sample analysis.
Debug Includes all available information provided by the service.
Warning: The amount of data generated by Debug logging can easily overwhelm the Event Log system. Use Text or Syslog logs for debugging instead.
The listed Event ID codes can be used to filter for Domain Time events in the Event Viewer. The Event Source field on the Event records will be Domain Time Server.
If you're considering using the Event Viewer for live system monitoring purposes, you may want to investigate the
SNMP Traps function or Service Status Monitor to be more efficient.