"Cannot open log for source." Application not having access rights
- From: Gutadn <Gutadn@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 19 Aug 2009 04:14:09 -0700
I am trying to solve a problem that we have with our application not having
access rights writing to the event log.
An error occurred while invoking web service
network credentials "USER"
Reason:System.Web.Services.Protocols.SoapException: Server was unable to
process request. ---> System.InvalidOperationException: Cannot open log for
source 'ApplicationX'. You may not have write access. --->
System.ComponentModel.Win32Exception: Access is denied
--- End of inner exception stack trace ---
at System.Diagnostics.EventLog.OpenForWrite(String currentMachineName)
We usually solve the problem using this article:
Adding (A;; 0x3;;;AU) in the access rights in the CustomSD normally solves
the problem as USER is a Authenticated User on the machine.
This time the problem is not being fixed.
After adding the value (A;; 0x3;;;AU) to the CustomSD the problem is solved
for a little while (1-2 hours), and the access right is being set to
(A;;CCDC;;;AU). After it has been set to this value the application is not
able to write to the eventlogsource.
I have also tried using this hotfix without having any luck:
The server is a Windows Server 2003 not in a domain.
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