Solved

Event Viewer tool

Posted on 2013-01-23
8
657 Views
Last Modified: 2013-02-18
Hello ,

I need a Microsoft tool to extract the Event log contents .. I need to filter the object type from the description of the Success audits for DNS audits.

Looking a tool from Microsoft .
0
Comment
Question by:Premkumar Yogeswaran
8 Comments
 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:Korbus
ID: 38808917
Just right click the log, and save it.  
Or do you mean that you need this done programatically?
0
 
LVL 17

Author Comment

by:Premkumar Yogeswaran
ID: 38808932
Yes saving does not give me the Description in Windows 2003 R2
0
 
LVL 23

Accepted Solution

by:
ComputerTechie earned 200 total points
ID: 38813940
0
Netscaler Common Configuration How To guides

If you use NetScaler you will want to see these guides. The NetScaler How To Guides show administrators how to get NetScaler up and configured by providing instructions for common scenarios and some not so common ones.

 
LVL 22

Expert Comment

by:65td
ID: 38814770
Microsoft also has an intersting tool called LogPaser that meet your needs.
http://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/download/details.aspx?id=24659
0
 
LVL 3

Assisted Solution

by:jeorge
jeorge earned 150 total points
ID: 38818186
Hi Microsoft has the event tool by the name of Event viewer.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc722404.aspx

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308427

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308427

You can search the tool on google. Once the tool is downloaded you can typr in at the run command-> eventvwr and the tool will be ready to use.

Since you are going to use Microsoft event viewer tool i would love to tell you some drawbacks that microsoft tool have.

You cannot scheulede reports from the native MIcrosoft event viewer.
You cannot create alerts , complaince reports etc. from the microsoft tool.

For instance, Hippa , SOX, PCI are the  most common used today for daily transcation. Microsoft event viewer tool generally overwrite the all the log one after the other which in turns face little difficulty while complaincing the report.

Few years back i too have to use this and i tried Microsoft tool but since these problem i faced i switched to a another third party tool.

You too can test out the tool and if you face the same as I, I can recommend you the tool i tested after this.

Update back to the community for the same.
0
 
LVL 22

Assisted Solution

by:Paka
Paka earned 150 total points
ID: 38821064
The native event viewer should work for this.  I ran a test on one of my W2003R2 servers and it does export the Description field:

1/23/2013      10:24:57 PM      MsiInstaller      Information      None      11707      ROUTER-01\Administrator      ROUTER-01      Product: Microsoft Network Monitor: NetworkMonitor Parsers 3.4 -- Installation completed successfully.

To export:
Right-click the log you want to export
Select Save Log File as...
Type a file name
Select either Tab or CSV format as the type

Description will be the 9th column.

Here's an example of of one of my DNS logs exported:
5/31/2012      9:08:55 PM      DNS      Warning      None      4521      N/A      PT-E2A636BDEDE9      The DNS server encountered error 32 attempting to load zone 1.1.30.in-addr.arpa from Active Directory. The DNS server will attempt to load this zone again on the next timeout cycle. This can be caused by high Active Directory load and may be a transient condition.
0

Featured Post

NAS Cloud Backup Strategies

This article explains backup scenarios when using network storage. We review the so-called “3-2-1 strategy” and summarize the methods you can use to send NAS data to the cloud

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

OfficeMate Freezes on login or does not load after login credentials are input.
This article shows how to deploy dynamic backgrounds to computers depending on the aspect ratio of display
To efficiently enable the rotation of USB drives for backups, storage pools need to be created. This way no matter which USB drive is installed, the backups will successfully write without any administrative intervention. Multiple USB devices need t…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to join and promote the first Windows Server 2012 domain controller into an Active Directory environment running on Windows Server 2008. Determine the location of the FSMO roles by lo…

895 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

14 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now