Anyone who administers a Windows 2008+ domain with Win7 client machines can probably share my agony with the new Event Viewer. It takes FOREVER to load upon first startup, no matter what system you are on..be it a Win7 client, a 2008 or 2008R2 server, 32 or 64 bit.
One of the first things you can do to save time is to grab the Eventvwr.msc out of an XP or 2003 system and copy it over to your new systems. That will infinitely save you time when viewing event logs, of course the problem is not all situations are compatible with it. If you don't want to do that, you can turn off the Action pane (pain!) from the View/Customize menu for a friendlier view.
I'm also appalled that even since XP, one cannot simply right-click event details and click Copy. Instead, there is a useless "Copy" button that copies all the details and jumbles it into a chunky text format once pasted. Worthless. Microsoft, what were you thinking?
And yes, this "article" was not well thought-out either. Clicking through slideshow images is fine for a device breakdown or something like that, but for a topic such as this, it doesn't match up.
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