Specops Logviewer is included with Specops Deploy and is designed to efficiently open and monitor log files. Specops Logviewer is integrated into Specops Deploy / OS and will automatically be used when displaying and monitoring logs from client computers that are installing operating systems.
Specops Logviewer can also be used to display logfile from other solutions such as Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) and IIS.
Specops Logviewer can be used to open saved log files but it can also monitor log files in real time as they are being written and display visual feedback when for example errors are encountered. The application also supports filtering and searching error code on the web.
Multiple log files
Multiple log files can be opened in the same instance of the application. Opening additional log files will create new tabs in the application. Individual tabs can also be closed.
Drag and drop of files
Log files can be dragged from the explorer and dropped onto Specops Logviewer as a shorthand for opening a log.
Auto scroll can be turned on which will always keep focus on the most recent line in the logfile. The view will automatically scroll to the bottom in real time as new lines are added to the log.
Log activity feedback
Visual feedback is used to indicate log activity and log content. This includes the navigation bar, to the right of the main log view. This bar will indicate where errors and warnings exist in the file by displaying red or yellow markers. The status bar at the bottom of the main window displays a summary of the current logs content. In addition, when multiple log files are open, the tab headers will indicate when errors or warnings are encountered in the logs by flashing the tab header in the corresponding color.
The navigation bar can be used to quickly jump to errors or warnings by clicking the markers. This can also be achieved with keyboard shortcut, as can all navigation and operations in the application. Refer to the keyboard shortcut listing below.
Filter by errors and warnings
The log can be filtered by checking the Filter Errors and Warnings box. This will instantaneously hide all lines but errors and warnings. However, to get a sense of context a few lines before and after each error are also displayed.
Log files can be searched and matching lines will be highlighted as you type and the number of matches will also be displayed.
If a log line contains a long message a details window can be displayed for the selected line. The details window will stay open as you navigate in the application and always display information about the selected line.
||Open log file
|Ctrl+W or Ctrl+F4
||Close current log file
||Open details window
||Close details window
||Toggle error/warning filter
|Ctrl+F or Ctrl+E
|F3 or Enter (if in search box)
||Go to next search match
||Go to previous search match
||Go to fist line
||Go to last line
||Go to next tab
||Go to previous tab
||Go to next error or warning
||Go to previous error or warning
Page last modified on November 17, 2011, at 12:00 PM