May 2009

Dump System log on Windows

If you wanna to dump windows event log, in readable format form debug youre fucking .NET application running on IIS you can do this:

Fist of all you need a special tool for this “dumpel.exe” (in pure Microsoft style) part of Windows Resource Kit 2000 (yeah only 9 year ago):
You can download from
Then create a bat or vbs file with this command:

dumpel.exe -l Application -f "\\path-to\app_log\app_all.csv"