LPS: Custom Field Extraction

I may have mentioned this before but I use it so often, I think it deserves it's own post. I am often faced (as in very often) with a single field of data that has lots of disparate bits of data embedded within it. A perfect example is the cs-uri-query field contained in IIS logs, especially where Exchange…

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LPS Tutorial: Batched Queries, Folders and Automation

One of the coolest features of LPS is batch queries and automating them. What could be cooler than arriving in the morning and seeing comprehensive reports of your CAS array, event logs etc. just waiting for you? This tutorial is an in-depth step-by-step tutorial on how this works and how to accomplish.   First, we…

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Log Parser Studio V2 Updated (12/11/2013)

The latest bits for LPS 2.0 are now available. This update contains a number of small fixes and enhancements including the promised fix of enabling the "Use Double Quotes" option for IIS Advanced Logging. The latest bits and associated links are below.  Download the latest version of LPS: http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Log-Parser-Studio-cd458765   There is also the ability…

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Log Parser Studio - Exchange 2003 Message Tracking Logs

If you saw the post about Exchange log file formats known from within LPS as “EEL” and “EELX” you may remember that they all follow the same basic format albeit with a few exceptions. Exchange 2003 message tracking logs is one of those exceptions. Exchange 2003 message tracking logs are in a TSV type format so the TSV input log type works…

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Log Parser Studio 2.0 Released!

After quite a bit of blood, sweat and tears, LPS 2.0 was released today. A large number of improvements have been made since V1. When considering improvements many were the result of either feedback from engineers and customers or, removing workflow barriers whenever I ran into them. In other words since I use LPS everyday I…

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Getting Started with Log Parser Studio - Part 2

In my last post, Getting Started with Log Parser Studio – Part 1, I showed how to get Log Parser Studio along with its minimal prerequisites installed, basic setup as well as running your first query. In this post I’ll be taking you on a basic “getting around town” tour to help familiarize you with the…

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Getting Started with Log Parser Studio - Part 1

Hopefully, if you are reading this you already know what Log Parser 2.2 is and that Log Parser Studio is a graphical interface for Log Parser. Additionally, Log Parser Studio (which I will refer to from here forward simply as LPS) contains a library of pre-built queries and features that increases the usefulness and speed…

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