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I would like an alert to either be shown on the screen or to be emailed when a particular event is logged on a Windows 2008 R2 server. I understand that eventtriggers.exe has been deprecated however am unable to find a replacement for it on Windows 2008 R2

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Fairly certain that 'Task Scheduler' MMC was the replacement for eventtriggers. For instance if you have an EventID you can use that as a trigger and the action will be to send an e-mail. This kind of gives you an overview: Example

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