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Issues & Tips: MS log parser tool - Get data out of logs quickly!

Title

MS log parser tool - Get data out of logs quickly! 

Technology

Windows 

Applies to Version

 

Category

Tip 

Area

 

Problem

Need a way to quickly query lots of log files.

Solution

This is a tool from MS that allows you to do SQL like queries against almost any log, including Event Logs!
 
Download the tool from:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=890cd06b-abf8-4c25-91b2-f8d975cf8c07&displaylang=en
 
The Unofficial Log Parser Support Site
http://www.logparser.com/
 
List of some good queries and general How to use article:
http://linuxlore.blogspot.com/2006/11/howto-use-microsofts-logparser-to.html
Note: Most of this content is from the logparser.chm (help file).
 
Great MS Exchange Team blog post on using this tool with E2k7 logs: http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2007/11/12/447515.aspx
 
 
Query Builder for Exchange 2003 message tracking logs:
 
Here's another log search and export tool (w/ a GUI) for message tracking logs:
 
And their is always WinGrep:

Related URL

microsoft.com 

Notes

Posting Year

2007 

Hot Tip

Yes 

Status

Hot 
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Created at 10/15/2007 4:35 PM  by Jason Sherry 
Last modified at 12/25/2008 6:20 PM  by Jason Sherry