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login info in sql error log

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is there a reason why sql server does not put the corresponding login in error log.? they put spid, but a spid that is weeks old - is it useful to anyone?

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Well you are reviewing logs that are weeks old :D.  Is it necessary to know the login for which an error occurred?  If you are trying to track down some sort of security breach, the error log will likely not help.
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>>Is it necessary to know the login for which an error occurred?
at least that is more helpful than a SPID, not? :)

>>security breach, the error log will likely not help.
so what is the best bet to check something for security audit, when it was not pre-planned- what is the best we have in SServer?
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lcohan, helpful with parameters -thank you.
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>>Is it necessary to know the login for which an error occurred?
at least that is more helpful than a SPID, not? :)
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I would use SQL profiler and in there you select hostname, loginname, error, and any other columns you want then run it filtered where error > 0. SQL Logs have different purpose.

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>>security breach, the error log will likely not help.
so what is the best bet to check something for security audit, when it was not pre-planned- what is the best we have in SServer?
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your OS event viewer has detailed info about any "security breach"
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very fine - thanks!
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