Last Updated: February 12, 2005
The Eventlog Reader (EvtReader) is an alternative to
Microsoft's eventvwr.exe application. EvtReader is built as an MDI application
where each document represents a eventlog or pre-filtered eventlog. The
document is created using locally cached eventlog records,
giving it superior performance when filtering and sorting. It is specifically designed to help administrators trouble-shoot and
diagnose problems hidden in eventlogs. There are three steps for using the
EvtReader application. Firstly, users create a new document by designing a eventlog
record retrieval query using the target machine name, event log name and filter
criteria. Secondly, eventlog records are retrieved from the target machine using a
background processing thread, which allows the application to be useful for
other actions. And finally, the application document can be again filtered
and sorted to find problems quickly and efficiently.
To get the Event Log Reader program go to Download Event Log Reader.