Windows Logs: EventLogExpert for IT Pros

A Windows Event Log viewer for tech support and IT professionals.

Screenshot showing a filtered combined view of three event logs

Key features

  • Quickly load huge .evtx files. File -> Open and select multiple files, or just drag-and-drop them into the view. The tool will happily load multiple .evtx files concurrently.
  • View multiple .evtx files in an interleaved combined view and examine how events line up across multiple servers.
  • See event description previews right in the table without having to open each individual event.
  • Filter using friendly drop-downs, use Advanced Filter and enter a LINQ expression, or combine both.
  • Create an event database to view .evtx files on computers that don't have the same product installed. For example, view Exchange Server or SQL Server logs on a user workstation.
  • Can be used as a replacement for Event Viewer to view live event logs. Choose Continuously Update on the View menu and watch new events appear in real time.

For more information, check our docs.

Quick Start

Windows 10 or 11

Simply download the EventLogExpert*.msix file from the latest and run it:

Windows Server 2019 or 2022

Note: Auto-updates do not work on 2019.

Download the EventLogExpert*.msix.

Windows 2019 will also need the Microsoft.WindowsAppRuntime*.msix unless it was already installed by something else. You'll find this file in the release with the EventLogExpert*.msix.

Enable sideloading:

Set-ItemProperty -Path HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppModelUnlock -Name AllowAllTrustedApps -Value 1

Install the runtime with Add-AppxPackage. Example:

Add-AppxPackage $home\Downloads\Microsoft.WindowsAppRuntime.1.2.msix

Install EventLogExpert:

Add-AppxPackage $home\Downloads\EventLogExpert_23.5.19.1256_x64.msix

First time setup

Head over to our docs.

Download Details:

Author: microsoft

Official Github: 

License: MIT


Windows Logs: EventLogExpert for IT Pros
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