www.sysinternals.com has purchased Somarsoft’s commerical utilities and are
making some of them available as freeware on an asis basis. Currently available
is utility DumpEvt which
is a must have for NT administrators. With DumpEvt you can use the utility as a
core piece in event log consolidation and management by moving the event logs to
SomarSoft’s DumpEvt is a Windows NT program to
dump the event log in a format suitable for importing into a database. Similar
to the DUMPEL utility in the NT resource kit, but without some of the
limitations. DumpEvt has been updated to now allow dumping the new Windows 2000
event logs (DNS, File Replication, and Directory Service)
You can use either DumpEvt or Dumpel as the core of a scripting tool to
monitor one or more event logs. You can extend this to any level of complexity.
If you do not want to build a complex do-it-yourself tool, you can use
Somarsoft’s commercial utility, Event Log Monitor which
collects event log messages from Windows NTWith the do-it-yourself
servers, stores these messages in a centralized ODBC database, and notifies you
when important events occur. It’s powerful filtering and notification engine
helps simplify administration tasks.
utilities which have the power of flexibility or the commercial utility, you can
monitor what you need in event logs.