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Windows 10 IT Pro Essentials Top 10 Tools by Ed Bott

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Chapter 4. Event Viewer

If something happens in Windows, chances are there’s a record of it on your system drive. Like its predecessors, Windows 10 keeps copious logs of its activity, primarily for use by IT pros and support technicians troubleshooting problems or trying to understand the workings of a feature.

To view the contents of those logs, Windows 10 includes the latest version of the built-in Event Viewer app. Most people only ever scratch the surface of this amazingly powerful troubleshooting tool. It’s most commonly used for tracking down problems on a single PC, but IT pros can connect to a remote computer easily for troubleshooting without leaving the help desk. Finding information in event logs can take some digging, and interpreting ...

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