vinifera, on 27 June 2012 - 07:10 PM, said:
I use "my event viewer" from nirsoft (free)
its instant fast
windows one sucks too much
I thought I was the only one with these issues
The built-in one is so darn slow to initialize and there's just *so much* inane stuff to filter out (including what one could call "normal errors" which you'll never get rid of
) that I wrote my own tool (using the EventLogReader class) to read our server logs... It only took mere minutes to write something better (using a basic EventLogQuery to remove most of the unwanted junk, then PLINQ to filter out the data using all CPU cores). Just reading all of the data (unfiltered) i.e. tens of thousands of entries using the EventLog only takes a handful of miliseconds... It's like 3 orders of magnitude faster than the MMC snapin takes to get to a usable state. That's kind of sad when you think about it really.
Instead of fixing issues like this, they spend their energy on their awful tablet UI and then they force it onto desktop users...