Monday, March 14, 2011

ULS Viewer Tool

Introduction:
In this article we will discuss about ULS viewer which is a very good tool to check out SharePoint error logs. Through this tool you can see the error logs from 14 hive directory.

Description:
When you develop any feature or any custom webpart and when you try to deploy it using Visual Studio 2010, sometime you may not get the exact error message instead you will get only the corelation id of the error message. Its very difficult to go through the sharepoint log and find out the error message.
Microsoft provides a handy tool to troubleshoot the exact error. Its called ULS viewer. You can download it in the below URL.

http://archive.msdn.microsoft.com/ULSViewer/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ReleaseId=3308

Its just an .EXE file, just download it and load your SharePoint log from the 14 hive directory.
Add the filters and troubleshoot the error.

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