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August 22
ULS Viewer is Back From the Dead!

It was a sad day when the original MSDN ULS Viewer was discontinued. There was much weeping at the Klindt household when the news broke. Fortunately I found a backup copy. I put it on a USB stick and buried it in my backyard for safe keeping, next to the coffee can with my Honus Wagner baseball card in it. I also put a copy in The Cloud, whatever that is. There was still an open spot in my heart though. Smile

Then today I was putzing around the Internet, looking for some cat videos and discount pharmaceuticals when I saw one of the happiest headlines I’ve ever seen on the Internet, “ULS Viewing Like a Boss (ULS Viewer is now available)

First, I was in denial. I wouldn’t let myself believe it. I was worried it was an old blog post bubbling up some how. Then I was worried that maybe it was just a mean joke from Bill. He’s like that, you know. But I clicked it, then I clicked the Download Link, then I downloaded it, and it actually worked! Hallelujah!

So run, don’t walk, to your nearest web browser and go Bill Baer’s blog post and download the new and improved ULS Viewer. It has some bug fixes and it  has some new features, like some fancy command line parameters, and easier support for monitoring multiple servers. All the while maintaining the same charm and panache as the original version.

This time around the ULS Viewer looks a little more legit, so hopefully we don’t have to worry about it disappearing in the middle of the night like a deadbeat relative that owes you money, like it did last time. If you’re smart though, you’ll bury it in your backyard like I did.





The option to view multiple servers is really nice.  Now....where's that coffee can?
 on 8/23/2014 9:34 AM

Only for SharePoint 2013?

I attempted to use this in a SharePoint 2010 environment, and it throws 'unhandled exception' errors and never works.  Works fine in SharePoint 2013 though.
 on 8/25/2014 7:39 AM

Re: Only for SharePoint 2013?

I've only tried it on SharePoint 2013, I'm not sure. I'll try it on SharePoint 2010 and see if I can get it to work.

Todd O. KlindtNo presence information on 8/25/2014 8:38 AM

Re: Thanks

I only use K-cups these days. Much easier to dig those holes. :)

Todd O. KlindtNo presence information on 8/25/2014 8:41 AM

Re: ULS Viewer is Back From the Dead!

I just tried on a SharePoint 2010 SP2 box without issues. The new ULSViewer requires .NET 4.0, where-as the last version required .NET 2.0.

Trevor Seward
 on 8/25/2014 9:00 AM

Yippi yeah!

Thanks for this!
 on 8/26/2014 1:58 AM

Re: ULS Viewer is Back From the Dead!

Good News or bad news ?
Well, I've tested this new version on our sharepoint 2013 Farm with Windows 2012.
Realtime doesn't work for me ... on both Prod and pre production farm.
.Net is ok ...don't if some others prerequisites is needed.
 on 8/27/2014 8:56 AM

2010 works from workstation with .NetFramework 4 or better.

Accessing servers from laptop with upgraded Framework works fine, after limited testing.
 on 9/3/2014 12:11 PM

Re: 2010 works from workstation with .NetFramework 4 or better.

Good to know. Thanks for sharing.

Todd O. KlindtNo presence information on 9/3/2014 1:49 PM

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