EventLog Inspector is a software application that enables you to extend Windows event logs, view graphs, e-mail them to others and generate reports for a specific period of time.
You come across a pretty clear-cut graphical user interface, as it is only comprised of a few tabs. Aside from that, you can interact with the app through multiple boxes and buttons. Although no Help contents are enclosed, it becomes pretty obvious that this tool is suitable for both beginners and highly experienced people.
Start the service and view a graph
First and foremost, you should know that you can easily start or stop this service with just a click of the button and you have to have administrator rights.
The first tab enables you to view a graphical representation of the system events for the last few days. You can easily choose between displaying errors, warnings and audit, while you can also control the time period for which to display all the data.
Generate reports and view service logs
You can also view a breakdown of the events according to their type in a dedicated pane, along with details such as a short description, number of items occurred, and time of last episode. You can open a selected event in a built-in editor, as well as generate custom reports in an HTML file format, for a selected period of time.
Service logs can also be displayed, along with time, group and message, as well as refresh this list with just a click of the button.
Tweak a few parameters
From the settings panel, it is possible to choose the cache and log folder, set up the utility to forward events to a syslog server or a specified e-mail address, export all system events to an external database, and receive notifications through popup windows.
Conclusion and performance
It does not require a large amount of CPU and memory in order to work fully and thus, the PC’s performance is not going to be burdened. All tasks are going to be completed in a timely manner and our tests did not reveal any errors or crashes.
Taking all of this into consideration, we can safely say EventLog Inspector is a useful piece of software, which can be used by both beginners and versed individuals.