How to: Work with Event Logs in Server Explorer
Using Server Explorer, you can explore existing event logs on any computer to which you have access. You can view any log available on these computers. This includes those logs you create from Visual Studio.
To locate an event log in Server Explorer
Expand the Servers node, and then expand the node for the server you want to view.
If the server you want to view is not listed, you have to add it. For more information, see How to: Access and Initialize Server Explorer/Database Explorer.
Locate and expand the Event Logs node underneath it.
To locate a log in Computer Management on a Windows 2000 server
On the desktop for your computer, right-click My Computer, and then click Manage.
In the dialog box that appears, expand the System Tools node.
Expand the Event Viewer node. A full list of the event logs on the computer appears. You can click any log to see the entries it contains.