How to open and then read .evt files

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Harvey, Mar 23, 2006.

  1. Harvey

    Harvey Guest

    I have an SBS server sending me daily reports via e-mail. It includes the
    event files in a How to I open the .cab file and then read the . evt
    files inside the on a Windows XP machine?

    Thanks very much!
    Harvey, Mar 23, 2006
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  2. Hello Harvey,

    Thank you for posting to the SBS Newsgroup.

    I understand that you want to know how to open the in the
    Performance report. If I have misunderstood your concern, please let me

    Actually, you can use any compression software to decompress the .cab file.
    You even can copy the from the Performance Report to the local
    computer, double click it, move all the files to the local hard disk and
    then read the .evt files in the Event Viewer.

    To read the .evt files in Event Viewer:

    a. On the local computer, go to Start -> Run "eventvwr" (without quotation
    b. Right click Event Viewer (Local), select Open Log File.
    c. Select the .evt file in your hard disk.
    d. In the Log Type blank, please specific Application, Security, or System.
    e. Click OK.

    Hope it helps! If you have any further questions or concerns, please feel
    free to let me know. I am looking forward to hearing from you!

    Best regards,

    Brandy Nee

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    Brandy Nee [MSFT], Mar 24, 2006
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