System administrators use the Event Viewer in Windows to troubleshoot problems.

Windows Events provides a standard, centralized way for applications and the operating system to record important software and hardware events eg Event ID 41, Event ID 12293, etc. The event-logging service stores events from various sources in a single collection called an event log. You can read more about the Event ID and messages at MSDN.



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