Skype for Business and Lync Centralised Event Log Tool
- Start and End Time – You can select Start and End date and time for events (yy/mm/dd hh:mm format). This can be particularly handy if you know the approximate time that an issue occurred on the system.
- Server – Select specific servers or entire pools for which you would like to see the Events Logs. By default all Lync Front End servers are selected (ie. “ALL FRONTENDS”).
- Event level selection – Select if you want to see Critical, Error, Warning, and Information event messages.
- EventID Include/Exclude – By default, these fields can be left blank. However, you can select to either include or exclude specific event numbers when you get events. These fields accept Regular Expression formatting. For example, if you entered “^5”, you will get all events that start with “5”, or you could get specific multiple events using "|" like this “31147|31202”, or your could get a range of events using "" like this "620[0-9][0-9]".
- Find Next / Previous – You can jump forward or backwards through the event list. The find feature checks all cells in each row against the text in the find text box (this is based on regular expression). If you don't put any text in the find textbox the find next and previous buttons can also be used to step through each event in the list.
- The Get Events button will start the process of getting the specified events from the selected servers.
- Web Search! – Often the easiest method to find more information on events is to search on the web for them. So the tool gives you the option to Google, Bing, Duck Duck Go or search TechNet Forums for more information.
- View Event - This button will open a window with the event in larger text box. This helps in some cases when the event message text will not fit within a row in the main window.
- The Copy button will copy the selected row to the clipboard so you can paste it somewhere, like an email for example.
- Export Statistics to CSV – The Export Stats button will export per event counts to a CSV file. This will quickly allow you to see which events have been occurring more than others.
- Export Events to CSV – You may want to have record of these 'momentous' events for future reference.
The Wrap Up