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O/S: Windows Server 2003. IIS 6.0. There is no SQL-Server.

I'm looking for filtering all events that have this Exception message: "Connection request timed out". Would it be possible? enter image description here

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Not natively in 2003, but with some scripting it can be done.

Natively, you're restricted to the filter categories in the screenshot (right click the Event Log in question, View -> Filter...), but with a script you can basically copy out only the events containing certain text to a .evt (Event Log) file and open that up.

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Could I export all event logs to a txt file? Having that, then I could load it to a sql table and filter. – Delmonte Aug 17 '12 at 17:50
@user316687 You can. Right click the log, Save As... and you can save it as a tab delimited text file, a .csv or a .evt. I might suggest trying to filter by "warning" first, since it seems that those are all warnings. Could make life easier, depending on what you're trying to do with the logs. – HopelessN00b Aug 17 '12 at 17:56
It's not possible to filter natively in the way I need. Is there any free tool to be recommend? – Delmonte Aug 17 '12 at 21:25
@user316687 Not that I know of. Like I said, I do this with [PowerShell] scripts. Parse the event log for the events I want, copy them to a new event log, open that. – HopelessN00b Aug 17 '12 at 21:32

Heres my powershell one-liner.
This will output a table with the the Date and Time of each occurrence on the error.

get-eventlog -LogName Application | Select TimeGenerated, Message, Source | where {($_.Message -like "*Connection request timed out*") -and ($_.Source -like "ASP*")}
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