Event Log: Win98 not supported

Topics: Updater Application Block
Jul 13, 2005 at 8:48 PM
originally posted by: carellotz

Hi

I'm deploying the Updater Block onto Win98 machines and I am getting a run-time exception. The Updater block uses the Logger to write information to the event log the only problem being the event log is not supported on Win98 machines. Any idea on how to solve the problem?

Regards
Carel
Jul 15, 2005 at 12:03 AM
originally posted by: SandyNarang

Hi Carel

Updater is not supported on Win98. You can deploy the Updater Application Block on computers that are running Windows XP and later operating systems.

Regards
Jul 15, 2005 at 2:57 AM
originally posted by: carellotz

Hi

I've worked around the limitations of running the Updater block on Win98 machines by creating a custom HttpDownloader (thanks Kent Boogart). This solves the BITSDownloader issue. The only other problem that I have encounted is this event log issue. I have solve this as well by changing the implementation of the Logger within the Updater to use a text file for logging and not the event log.

Is anybody aware of any other limitations? My testing on Win98 machines have not yet identified any other issues.

Thanks
Carel