One of the great headaches I have found with SharePoint is viewing and sorting the log files located in the 12LOGS folder on the SharePoint server file system. Today I ran across a solution that put my headache to rest. It is a solution you can deploy to your SharePoint farm that lets you view the log files in Central Administration. You can select which log file you are interested in and then filter them based on various criteria, allowing you to only view log entries you are useful in. The solution has actually been out for quite some time, this just happens to be first time I’ve stumbled across it. You can download the solution off CodePlex here. There are also lots of other great solutions available on this site as well. So far the Log Viewer is the only one I’ve had any time to play with.