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Syslog and Event Viewer This lesson covers the syslog and event viewer. The syslog allows devices to send alerts and errors to a syslog server. Messages within the syslog specify which program logged the error, the severity and the error itself. Messages can be spoofed. The syslog can use software to parse and analyze messages. The event viewer allows us to access logs an events and can be viewed on local and remote computers and servers. In the event viewer, custom logs can be set up, specifics tasks can also be audited.