Windows Event Log Tools

Windows Event Log provides the following tools that you use to build your provider.

Tool Description
Message Compiler (MC.exe) A command line utility used to compile instrumentation manifests and message text files.
WevtUtil.exe A command line utility used primarily to register your provider on the computer. You can also use it to get metadata information about the provider, its events, and the channels to which it logs events, and to query events from a channel or log file. The WevtUtil.exe tool is included in %windir%\System32. For usage information, enter "wevtutil /?" at a command prompt.
This command is limited to members of the Administrators group and must be run with elevated privileges.