View ULS Logs using SharePoint LogViewer in SharePoint 2013

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In this post we will discuss how we can use SharePoint LogViewer to view ULS logs in SharePoint 2013. This codeplex tool is very efficient and has lot of options like view real time logs, export logs, show logs from multiple files, filter based on various filter columns. Also this tool supports Moss 2007, SharePoint 2010 as well as SharePoint 2013.

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Steps:
First download SharePoint LogViewer from this codeplex url.

Then double click on the setup file to run SharePoint LogViewer.

Open Log Files:
To see the existing log click on the Open Files button like below: Then you can browse the log file and see the log details.

View ULS Logs using SharePoint LogViewer in SharePoint 2013
View ULS Logs using SharePoint LogViewer in SharePoint 2013

View Real Time Logs:
To view real time logs, click on the “Start Live Monitoring” button as shown in the fig below:

View ULS Logs using SharePoint LogViewer in SharePoint 2016
View ULS Logs using SharePoint LogViewer in SharePoint 2016

Export Logs:
We can also export logs by click on the “Export Log Entries” button as shown in the fig below:

View ULS Logs using SharePoint LogViewer in SharePoint 2013
View ULS Logs using SharePoint LogViewer in SharePoint 2013

Filter Logs SharePoint LogViewer:
Once you load any log file you will be able to filter logs based on various criteria like Correlation id, area, categoryid, eventid etc. It will be like below:

View ULS Logs using SharePoint LogViewer in SharePoint 2013
View ULS Logs using SharePoint LogViewer in SharePoint 2013

Change Columns in SharePoint LogViewer:
By default it will display all the columns in the UI. If you want to show only few selected columns then you can click on the Setting icon and then in the Settings dialog box you can check and uncheck columns as shown in the fig below:

View ULS Logs using SharePoint LogViewer in SharePoint 2019
View ULS Logs using SharePoint LogViewer in SharePoint 2019

Send Notification:
If you want to send any notification to specific id then you can configure in the tool from the Settings icon. Click on the Settings icon -> Notififications -> then check the checkbox “Enable Email Notifications”. Then it will enable the fields to enter Sender Email Address, Recepients Email Address and Smtp Server.

View ULS Logs using SharePoint LogViewer in SharePoint 2013
View ULS Logs using SharePoint LogViewer in SharePoint 2013

Hope this will be helpful.

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About Bijay Kumar

I am Bijay from Odisha, India. Currently working in my own venture TSInfo Technologies in Bangalore, India. I am Microsoft Office Servers and Services (SharePoint) MVP (5 times). I works in SharePoint 2016/2013/2010, SharePoint Online Office 365 etc. Check out My MVP Profile.. I also run popular SharePoint web site SharePointSky.com

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