Can I quickly view other computer’s Event Logs?

Posted on January 8, 2009 by Daniel Petri in Windows Client OS with 0 Comments

…Yes. There are at least 3 ways I can think of right now.

Method #1

The easiest way is to run the command

where computername is the name of the computer you want to view.

Method #2

Another way is to run eventvwr.exe and then right click Event Viewer (local) and choose Connect to another computer.

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For some unknown reason, if you run eventvwr.msc (.MSC is the file type of most Administrative Tools, as they are mere Snap-Ins within an MMC console) you cannot perform the previous tip. You’ll need to enter it in a different way:

where computername is the name of the computer you want to view.

(Thank you Steven G. Yarnot for the add-on)

Method #3

A third way is to open a new MMC console, choose Add/Remove Snap-Ins, and add the Event Viewer Snap-In of all the required computers you want to look at.

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