Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Using Event Viewer
Figure 12-11: Select an event in Windows 8’s Event Viewer.
Creating your own custom view is easier than manually navigating through
all the different log sources, and custom views are more flexible than the Event
Logs Summary screen. Follow these steps to create your own custom view:
1. With Event Viewer open, right-click Custom Views and select Create
2. The Create Custom View window loads, showing all the parameters of
the view. Two tabs appear: Filter and XML. You use the Filter tab because
it automatically produces the XML for you.
3. Select the Time Period for your view. I like to use Last 7 Days for this option.
4. Check the boxes for the Event Levels you want to view, such as Critical,
Error, and Warning.
5. Expand the Event Logs drop-down box and then select the log sources
that you want to search in.
6. You have the option to set a specific object to view events for, such as a
specific application or device. Alternatively, you can just leave this setting
as <All Event Sources>.
7. To find all the events with a certain ID, enter in the Event ID. You can also
exclude a specific event from the view by adding a minus sign in front of
the ID (for example, –2030).