Search SQL Error Log Script
December 5, 2001
This script creates an sp that can be used to search the SQL Error Log for a user specified search criteria. This can be very handy when trying to find a particular problem in very large SQL Error Logs.
The script has been tested on SQL 7.0 and 2000. It should work in SQL 6.5 if the registry entries are the same, but the script has not been tested on this version of SQL Server. If it does not work on v6.5, either modify the registry call so that it is looking in the right place for the DataRoot Key or hard code the SQL Error Log Path.
It's recommened that this script be put in the Master db because it calls the xp_cmdshell extended stored procedure.
Author: Phillip Snipes
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