If Microsoft wants to do more things like the open-source community does, this is a good example of success. The website, at http://www.logparser.com has a Forum, Knowledge Base, Resources, and Repository. The Knowledge Base looks very familiar if you're used to Microsoft Q articles. And the Repository has lots of useful scripts, such as a script that calls the Log Parser using C# and another that measures the total traffic over a given period of time for one or more IIS sites.
You can get Log Parser 2.1 (the current version) by downloading it from the Resources link on the site and installing the
For those of you who don't like to spend a lot of time learning tools, no matter how useful they are. There's an excellent recorded webcast that covers Log Parser basics, tips and tricks, and some previews of upcoming features in version 2.2 at TechNet Webcast: IIS Data Mining with Log Parser 2.X.
Let me know if you found it as useful as I did. I'd also like to hear about any useful or creative ways you've used the tool.