As an IT Administrator, you become all too familiar with the above text. The error comes and then disappears. You’d love to just claim it as a random fluke, but past experiences tell you it isn’t and you just know it will be back. So what do you do? You investigate. Problem is, where do you start? In the SharePoint world, you have log files for just about everything in just about every location on the server.
- Windows Event Logs
- SQL Server Logs
- IIS Logs
- SharePoint Logs
Even after you find the right logs, you have to jump from one to the other just to define a storyline of what occurred when that may have caused the original error. The whole process is very painstaking and downright annoying at times.
That is where System Log Manager comes in! With System Log Manager, IT Administrators can view all the various logs across the SharePoint Farm in a single location. They can even merge a set of specified logs into a single view to help build the storyline of the steps leading to the error.
In the latest release of System Log Manager, Bamboo Solutions has introduced:
- Desktop Application. Now IT Administrators can install a Desktop Application on their remote client machine, removing their need to troubleshoot on the server directly.
- Log Cache. In conjunction with the Desktop Application, log files are cached for faster response times.
Here are screen shots for your viewing pleasure:
In this first screen shot is an example of the Desktop Application. Here we are viewing the log files from the Application node within the Windows Event logs.
Within each node, you can apply additional filters to narrow the scope.
If you are attempting to build a storyline of what steps occurred prior to the error, create a new Custom View with the interface below.
Another option to view the logs is using the Web interface provided in SharePoint Central Administration, allowing you to access the logs anywhere across the World Wide Web!
So what are you waiting for? Give System Log Manager a test drive TODAY! Like all of the great products provided by Bamboo Solutions, it comes with a fully functional 30-day trial, so what do you have to lose??? Simply go to the storefront product page http://store.bamboosolutions.com/p-95-system-log-manager.aspx and click Add Trial to Cart.