Accessing event logs (Windows)

This task describes how to access the Windows event logs.

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Windows event logs can also provide useful information. While the system event log tends to be the most useful in the case of Db2® crashes or other mysterious errors related to system resources, it is worthwhile obtaining all three types of event logs:
  • System
  • Application
  • Security


View the event logs using the Windows Event Viewer.
The method used to open the viewer will differ, depending on the Windows operating system you are using.

For example, to open the Event Viewer on Windows 7, click Start > Control Panel. Select System and Maintenance, and then select Administrative Tools. Double-click Event Viewer.