Search SQL Server error log files


Each instance of SQL Server logs information about its processing to a file known as the error log. Depending on how long an instance has been up and what is being logged, the log files might be small or large. When the log files are small, they are fairly easy to browse using SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS). But when they are large, it is cumbersome to browse through them to find individual error log messages using SSMS. There are even times when the error log file is so large it can’t even be opened up using SSMS. This article