May 13, 2010

Export/Save Windows System Event Logs

"You access the event logs by completing the following steps:
1. In the Computer Management console, connect to the computer whose event logs you want to view or manage.
2. Expand the System Tools node by clicking the plus sign (+) next to it and then double-click Event Viewer. You should now see a list of logs, as shown in Figure 3-8.
3. Select the log you want to view.
You can export/save each log by completing the following steps:
1. Right click on the log that you want to export on the left hand side of the Event viewer Window.
2. Select the “Save Log File As…” option in XP/2003, “Save Events As” option in Vista/2008R1, “Save All Events As” option in Win7/2008R2.
3. Specify a file name and keep the default file type as .EVT for XP/2003, .EVTX for Vista/2008R1, and Win7/2008R2."

More Information about Event logs can be found (and was referenced above) at: