First published on TechNet on Jan 02, 2012
New Year greetings and salutations from Hilde and the rest of the PFEs out there! This is the first posting to this blog in 2012 and the second post in a multi-part series on troubleshooting. In this installment, I’ll be covering a real gem – the Event Viewer.
NOTE: The details of the tools covered in this series will be specific to the versions in Win7/W2k8 R2.
In Windows 7 and/or Windows Server 2008 R2, you are able to utilize many excellent troubleshooting tools without additional AdminPacks, Support Tools or other add-ins. These tools are part of the OS and you can count on them just being there.
Many IT Pros are well-versed in translating data they find in the Event Viewer into actionable information. The newer Event Viewer offers some GREAT enhancements and features, and is even more helpful to IT Pros.
Event Log “Sub-system”
Subscriptions (aka ‘Event Forwarding’)
· Application and Services Logs
· Save Selected Events
· FIND the needle in the haystack
Don’t wait another minute - jump in and explore the Event Viewer. Progress your troubleshooting and glean more actionable information and details about the system/situation with these great features.
Come back next time for a discussion of yet another tool waiting for you “in the box” of Win7 and 2K8 R2…
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