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Event Viewer - Create Custom System Monitoring

Filtering and Creating Custom Event Views for System Monitoring
Published by TimStitt
09 May 2010
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Filtering and Creating Custom Event Views for System Monitoring


The Event Viewer Console

1. Open the Event Viewer Console through one of the following methods:
- From the RUN Command, type eventvwr.msc and press enter.
- Click the Start Globe, select All programs, Administrative Tools, and then select Event Viewer;

- NOTE: In some Windows 7 releases you can right click on 'Computer' and select 'Manage', you will then need to filter select the event viewer in from the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) window that appears.
2. Expand Windows Logs and click on System, to see your System Events.
Event Viewer - Create a Custom System Monitoring-1.-eventvwr.msc.png
3. Next Click on Filter Current Log, this is found on the action pane on the right. The Filter Current Log dialogue box will now appear.


The Filter Current Log Dialogue Box

1. When the Filter Current Log Dialogue box appears, Select the Critical and Warning tick boxes and press Ok.

2. You should now see your filtered log.
Event Viewer - Create a Custom System Monitoring-2.-filter-current-log-dialogue-box.png
The Create Custom View Dialogue box

1. From the Event Viewer window, select Create Custom View. The Custom View Dialogue box will appear.

2. In the custom view Dialogue box tick the Critical and Warning Check Boxes.

3. Press OK and the Save Filter to Custom View box will appear.

4. Fill in the Name and Description for your custom view and press OK.

5. You can now view your custom view from the Event Viewer Tree.
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10 May 2010   #1
TimStitt

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Hmm.. my attached pictures aren't working. Although they show on preview when I edit. Any ideas?


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10 May 2010   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Tim,

While editing your tutorial, click on where you want the image to go in the post, then click on the paperclip icon to attach the image at that location. I attached the first one for you as an example to help.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...en-forums.html

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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10 May 2010   #3
TimStitt

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Tim,

While editing your tutorial, click on where you want the image to go in the post, then click on the paperclip icon to attach the image at that location. I attached the first one for you as an example to help.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...en-forums.html

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Thanks Brink! Master of tutorial writing.

I thought that I did that, but obviously not. I never usually have a problem with pics.
Oh well Time to fix it...

Hi Shawn,

I just ripped the coding and added an extra number to the picture ID, but thanks to your link and the first example that you did, from those I could see how it's done.

You know, if it wasn't for you constantly churning out tutorials I would never have tried to make on myself.

Cheers mate

Tim
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10 May 2010   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Tim. You have created a great tutorial.
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10 May 2010   #5
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Nice work Tim.
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10 May 2010   #6
TimStitt

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Nice work Tim.
Thanks Derek! I thought I was overdue for a tutorial on something..... the trick is finding one that Brink hasn't already delved into *grin*.
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