Write to EventLog from SharePoint Custom Solutions

I had a problem writing to the eventlog.

I got a message telling me i don’t have write access. I couldn’t believe that, since under normal circumstances everyone could write to the application log. At least, that’s how it should be.

Searching the internet i found this blog.

bottomline: use elevated permission for writing to the application log

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  1. Hey there Eric, thanks very much for linking back! I thought it was really strange also that I could not write to the event log, but I also found it equally interesting that the application pool identity account could.

    Another important note is that I do something very similar in SharePoint custom workflows and I don’t have any such permissions issue but that’s because the custom workflows already run using the identity of the application pool account.

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