A software feature found in Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and later versions of Windows that log events, errors, and other information occurring in Microsoft Windows. In the below picture, is an example of what the Event Viewer looks like in Windows 7.
To access Event Viewer you must have Administrative rights and follow the below steps.
- Click Start, Settings, and then Control Panel.
- Within Control Panel double-click Administrative Tools.
- Within the Administrative Tools window double-click Event Viewer.
Event Viewer will allow a user to an Application, Security, and System log for Windows.
Tip: The Event Viewer can also be opened in Microsoft Windows Vista and 7 by clicking on the Start Orb and in the search box typing "Event Viewer" and pressing enter.
Also see: Log