Friday, June 27, 2008

Event Viewer and event logs in Windows XP

The Event Log Service in Windows XP records application, security and system events in its Event Viewer. Here an event is any significant occurence in an application and/or system that requires notification to the users. The event logs allow us to obtain information about hardware, software or any system components, identify and diagnose current system problems or even assist in prediction of potential system problems.

Event Logs in Windows XP

1. Application log
2. Security log
3. System log

Viewing the Event Logs in XP

Start --> Control Panel --> Performance and Maintenance --> Administrative Tools --> Event Viewer

For more information about Event Viewer and event logs, read the nice article How to view and manage event logs in Event Viewer in Windows XP here.

Coming next: Event Logs in .Net 2.0

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