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Introduction
Using Event Log Explorer (Basics)
Opening Event Log
Opening Event Log Files
Viewing Event Logs
Viewing Event Properties
Sending Event Log to Printer
Event Log Explorer Concept
Workspaces
Computers Tree
Log Views
Log API
Advanced use
Filtering events in Event Log Explorer
Pre-filtering events (log loading options)
XML Query Filter
General Filter
Quick Filter
Linked event filter
Bookmarking events
Exporting Event Logs
Backing up Event Logs
Save Event Log As File
Automatic Event Log Backup
Backup batch
Add Computers Wizard
Log properties
Credential manager
Analytical reports
Event Alerter
Custom columns
Computer properties
Color coding
Task scheduler
Command line options
Preferences
General
Log View Defaults
Log Loading Options
Appearance
Workspace
Confirmations
Log files
Print
Updates
User interface elements
Main menu and toolbar
Event Log View
Event list
Control toolbar
Description box
Event list context menu
Computers Tree
Add Computer to Tree
Add Group to Tree
Remove Computer or Group
Sorting Items in Tree
Computers tree context menu
Filter/Search Window
Select computer dialog
Peer-to-peer network issues
Tools
Event log backup utility
License Agreement

Introduction

Event Log Explorer is a software for viewing, monitoring and analyzing events recorded in Security, System, Application and other logs of Microsoft Windows operating systems. It extends standard Event Viewer monitoring functionality and brings new features.

Main features of Event Log Explorer:


Multiple-document or tabbed-document user interface depending on user preferences

Event Log Explorer provides you with 2 user interface types. Multiple-document interface (MDI) allows you to open unlimited number of event logs and place them all inside the main window of Event Log Explorer. Tabbed-document interface (TDI) allows you to open unlimited number of event logs and features the best way of navigation between logs.


Favorites computers and their logs are grouped into a tree

With Event Log Explorer you can view event logs on different computers. For your convenience you can group your computers in a tree. Then you can simply select the desired event log from the desired computer , and it will be opened immediately.


Viewing event logs and event logs files

With Event Log Explorer you can open event logs as event log files. To open an event log file, just select File / Open Log File.


Merging different event logs into one view

You can unite several event logs (or event log files) in one log view. Such consolidation view (Merger) may significantly simplify process of analysis. You can have unlimited number of mergers in Event Log Explorer workspace.


Archiving event logs

Archiving event logs is very important task. Very large event logs affect system performance, but administrators must be ale to analyze past events. The appropriate solution is to limit the size of event logs, and backup event logs on regular basis. Event Log Explorer allows you to save opened event log as an event log file manually or automatically.


Event descriptions and binary data are in the log window

Unlike standard Event Viewer, Event Log Explorer allows you to view the description and binary data of each event without additional commands. All descriptions are displayed in the Event Description box of log window. You can close this box if you don't need to read event descriptions. You can also display event descriptions in the event list as a column.


Event list can be sorted by any column and in any direction

Event Log Explorer allows you to sort event list by any column - just click on the column header, and event list will be re-sorted immediately. If you click on the column twice - the event list will be resorted in the backward direction.


Advanced filtering by any criteria including event description text

You can easily filters events in the list by any criteria. The criteria are reusable - you can save them as a file and apply for another event logs.


Quick Filter feature allows you to filter event log in a couple of mouse clicks

It is very easy to filter event log by a single column value. Simply click right mouse button on a cell that will be considered as a filter criteria and you will be prompted to filter on this criteria. E.g. if you click in column "Type" on a cell "Information", you can set a quick filter on Type="Information" criteria.


Log loading options to pre-filter event logs

You can pre-filter event log when it's opening. This will reduce memory consumption, increase performance and make log view clear.


Switching between disk and memory for temporary data storing

You can choose where to load event logs: to RAM for best performance or to disk to reduce memory consumption.


Fast search by any criteria

With Event Log Explorer you can easily search for event that meets a certain criteria. Just use View / Find command to start search. To find a next event that meets this criteria, please use View / Find Next command.


Fast navigation with bookmarks

Bookmarks allow you to mark an event in Log View and then you can easily return to this event.


Compatibility with well-known event knowledgebases

You can get more information about event in the public event knowledgebases. Event Log Explorer supports EventID.net and Microsoft knowlegebases.


Sending Event Log to printer

Unlike standard Windows Event Viewer, Event Log Explorer can print event logs. Print options let you select from several styles of print.


Export log to different formats

You can export your event logs to other formats. At the time, Event Log Explorer supports export to HTML, tab-separated and Excel documents.

 

 

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