Mac OS/X – Reading Microsoft Windows Event Log file (*.evtx) files


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Prelude

As always, it is one inter-operability problem or another.

I need to send Windows Event Viewer Log files (*.evtx) to a colleague whose primary work computer is a Mac OSX.

Options

So what to do, tried using the App Store.

App Store - evtx

But, got no help.

Next goggled for help.

Found a gem in:

Cross-platform Windows Event Log viewer
Link

which led me to :

Windows Event Log Viewer (evtx_view)
Link

tried to install the version for OSX (evtx_view.v.0.69.osx.tar.gz), but the system barked at me, that I needed X11 server and client libraries for OS X Mountain Lion.

Which in turn led me to XQuartz project: Link. You should use XQuartz version 2.7.2 or later.

So please go ahead to http://xquartz.macosforge.org/landing/ and download XQuartz-2.7.4.dmg.

X Quartz

Thanks goodness that the version# is part of the dmg file’s name.  And, that version# is 2.7.4.  We needed at minimum a 2.7.2…

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