Event logs have been a feature of the MS Operating System (Windows) since the original release of Windows NT in1993. Designed to provide an audit trail of system use, event logging records the actions that occur within the system, such as users logging in, failure of a component to start, or an attempt to print a document.
Event Log Management
Every event that occurs across a network can be recorded in an event log file. The list of events that are recorded by default can be modified to reflect the needs of the organizations system. Information stored in event log files is extremely useful to organizations as it provides real-time indications of network incidents as well as an audit trail of user activity. However extracting useful information can be challenging as it is very difficult to manage and filter the vast amount of data generated.