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You are responsible for managing the users at a remote site, and they have been having intermittent application issues for the last week. Unfortunately, none of the users have documented any of the application error messages. Which Windows utility could you use to gather more information about their history of application crashes?

A) Process Monitor

B) Device Manager

C) Application Monitor

D) Event Viewer

E) Crash Test Dummies

The answer: D) Event Viewer

The Event Viewer can document success and failures of Windows operating system operations, as well as application activity. If there are any issues with an application, the crash information is often viewable in the Event Viewer.

Want to know more? Watch “Administrative Tools.”

The Windows operating system is a complex environment, and it takes specialized administrative tools to properly maintain all aspects of the OS. In this video, you’ll learn how to monitor activity with the Event Viewer, manage Services, and monitor the operation of the OS with the Performance Monitor.