Administrating a mixed network would be hell if I couldn't centralize my logging. The good thing is that there's help out there (like ntsyslog) for creating a common logging environment. You can then filter your logs down using logcheck and being aggressive with syslog_ng. But the best part of having a diverse log feed is the log entries, like:
The data is the error code.Finding koans like that in your morning mail just makes your day because I like the idea that a Zen master is working at Microsoft.