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Query Event Log Tool: Glossary

Prepared: 09 April 2018
Document Purpose and Introduction
This document defines the fields and terms used in the report from SekChek’s Query Windows Event Log tool. The tool queries Windows’ Application and System Event Logs for error and warning events.

The Application log contains events logged by applications or programs. For example, a database program might record a file error in the application log. Program developers decide which events to log.

The System log contains events logged by Windows system components. For example, the failure of a driver or other system component to load during startup is recorded in the system log. The event types logged by system components are predetermined by Windows.
Application / System Log   [Top]
Event Time - LevelEvent Time: The time that the event was written to the log file.

Level = Warning: Indicates that an issue has occurred that can impact service or result in a more serious problem if action is not taken.

Level = Error: Indicates that a problem has occurred, which might impact functionality that is external to the application or component that triggered the event.
Source - Event IdSource: The software that logged the event, which can be either a program name, such as ‘SQL Server’, or a component of the system or of a large program, such as a driver name.

Event Id: A number identifying the particular event type.
Event TextA brief description of the event.
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