What is the Windows Event Log and How to Access, Use It
Very useful built-in OS utility for monitoring, troubleshooting, tracking and other ‘critical error’ type issues (recurrent error messages for example, or frequent system crashes, freezes and/or other random error messages are contained in the 'event log'). It keeps track in a centralized information arsenal or storehouse of sorts. Information is kept here, pertaining specifically to operating systems data, errors and applications activities, like a ‘cataloguing of instances, occurrences, events’ regarding the system, software, crashes, recoveries and more. Start-ups and shut-downs are recorded, logging on or off (users), setting changes and/or serious errors. It eases systems administrations for event management – easier access, security, remote problem-solving et al. You can add, read or create custom logs.
These can be helpful for deeper help-desk, IT support trouble-shooting, referrals and fixes. You can trace and debug based on the information here. Monitoring and troubleshooting of the OS (operating system). Aggregation can help you get a better handle on what is going on, on a broader scale. It allows monitoring if on a network or wider system. Start, My Computer, manage, UAC prompt response expand computer management, system tools and event viewer – browse the sub-folders to access. They can pertain to systems, application or security.
Key Exam Points
- Uses for/of the Windows Event Log, service applications, error logs
- For the exam, study practical, real-life examples for and uses of the Windows event log, that help you to gain a better understanding of this topic
- Take the practice test and questions, definitions and application-type, relevant questions on what, why, when, where and how (or not), to access, use it most effectively.
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