IIS AppPool email alerts RRS feed

  • Question

  • User-1841296589 posted

    how can I setup email alerting when appool is stopped

    windows server 2012

    IIS 8.5

    Monday, September 17, 2018 2:47 PM

All replies

  • User690216013 posted

    Microsoft has its System Center Operation Manager for such purposes,


    If you want to create your own, subscribe to the relevant event log entries and then send the mails on your own.

    Monday, September 17, 2018 6:04 PM
  • User-1841296589 posted

    I was hoping for something else apart from System operation manager

    Monday, September 17, 2018 6:07 PM
  • User694382612 posted

    Hello IIS_tech13e,

    As far as I know, IIS does not provide other tool for this function.

    As a workaround, you could try to go to Event Viewer->Custom Views->Server Roles->Web Server(IIS). Here is the logs for Web Server. While an application pool stopped, it will create a record with Event ID 5186. You could select a record and choose Attach Task To This Event and then in the action, you could send a mail alert.

    However, please note all the application pools will create records with Event ID 5186. If you do want to identify which application pool stops, I would suggest you consider to write an application to monitor the event log file as Lex said.

    The relevant event log file is stored in C:\Windows\System32\winevt\Logs\System.evtx

    Best Regards,


    Wednesday, September 19, 2018 8:43 AM