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Microsoft® Windows Server™ 2003 Inside Out by William R. Stanek

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Tracking Events on Multiple Computers

When you are working with a specific system or trying to track down issues, Event Viewer is an excellent tool to use and should be your tool of choice. As you've seen, Event Viewer can also be used to access logs on remote systems. It isn't particularly useful, however, when you must work with many systems as might be the case if you routinely check the event logs on all critical systems in the organization. For checking the event logs on many systems, you need a power tool, and two such power tools are available:

  • Eventquery A command-line tool for examining the event logs on local and remote systems

  • EventComb A Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit tool for searching the event logs on multiple systems

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