Event Viewer does such a good job at logging events, that the number of items in its logs can be staggering. You can save yourself time by creating filters.
For example, suppose that you’re troubleshooting a Kerberos problem and want to see all events in the System event log related to the Time Service for the last week. Select the System log in the Tree panel and select Filter Current Log in the Action panel. When you see the Filter Current Log dialog box, select Last 7 days from the Logged drop down, select the check boxes for Event Levels of Critical, Error and Warning, and from the Event Sources drop down select Time Service. Then, click OK.
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