"Event log" usually refers to the system/server logs on Microsoft Windows machines.

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What time zone are the description timestamps in Windows Event log (UTC?)

Log Name: System Source: LsaSrv Date: <date> <time> Event ID: 45058 Task Category: Logon Cache Level: Information Keywords: Classic User: N/A Computer: computername.contoso.com ...
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Event Viewer Warning: “Installation of the Proof of Purchase from the ACPI table failed. Error code: 0xC004F057”

I have Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard running on a Dell PowerEdge T320. The server is near one month in use as a domain controller. I've noticed this warning entry showing in the Application log ...
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How to find out file path of file on a network share drive?

I am using a small .NET application which integrates a file into another application, however, I keep getting the following error in EventViewer (part of the .NET application): "The specified path, ...
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Event ID 12240 on Windows Server 2012

I have a Windows Server 2012 and some virtual machines in it. Since last week some error events appears hourly on event viewer saying that the system cannot find a remote VHD file. This VHD file is ...
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Can't view event subscriptions via remote console

When I connect to my event collector via eventvwr.msc I don't see the subscriptions node. The highlighted node is not there when viewing remotely: I can accept that I can't do this via remote ...
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Logon attempts - Tons of failure audits in Event Viewer on Domain Controller (Server 2003)

This is what the event looks like, under Security logs. There are tons of them. Is someone trying to brute force the network? This server is also used as a terminal services server.. Thanks any advice ...
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Lots of FAILURE AUDIT: an account failed to log on entires in Security Log

I have received lots of failure audits on my server. From the log, I have identified the particular machine that is the culprit. How can I identify which process is sending the login request? Do you ...
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Where/how does Windows store the data in the event logs?

We run some financial systems that log error messages to the system logs. I need to find out if we can clean these error messages from a PCI DSS point of view. I am specificaly interested in the ...
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Any audit trail of when Windows Server 2008 Automatic Updates settings are changed?

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine that keeps on rebooting even though I tell it not to do so after automatic updates are installed. I am certain that no group policy is applied to this server to ...
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How do I fix a custom Event Viewer Log that merges automatically with the Application log?

I am trying to create a custom event log for a Windows Service on Windows Server 2003. I would like to name the custom log "(ML) Startup Commands". However, when I add a registry key with that name to ...
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Log Parser: Getting Unique Record Numbers

I've been playing with Log Parser the past few days, we're trying to retain specific event IDs from the security logs of our Domain Controllers. As these are high traffic volume logs, the data in them ...
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How to monitor Windows Server events with Centreon Nagios

I want to monitor events on a Windows Exchange Server (Windows 2008 R2) and have installed NSclient ++ so I can use Centreon Nagios to monitor it. I did a bit of research and came across this question ...
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Security Event Log: User field = N/A

In my Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Security Event Log all entries have 'N/A' for the "User:" field. Is there something I can do to have this field filled in? I noticed that this information is ...
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Event Log - MsiInstaller events' description cannot be found since last week

Since last week, machines in my network are not properly recording events from MsiInstaller. For instance: The description for Event ID ( 11724 ) in Source ( MsiInstaller ) cannot be found. The ...
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Event Log service broken on Windows 8.1 dev machines

On two separate Windows 8.1 installations with Visual Studio 2013 installed, the event log service errors on any attempt to read from/write to it. When I open Event Viewer I get this message when ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 Source-Initiated Event Log Forwarding: No Source Servers Reporting

I have a Server 2008 R2 server acting as a collector for two other servers. One is 2008 R2 as well, the other is 2012 R2. Collector Initiated forwarding works just fine, and that's really the only ...
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Ssecurity Log (Audit Event 5140) ipc$

The security log on my file server is filling up with Event 5140 for connections to \*\IPC$ This makes my security log useless for auditing file share events. How do I disable auditing security ...
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How to find core dumps mentioned in event log

When I search for the files the event log mentions they are not there. Well, the bottom one is there but there's no helpful information in that file. This event was created by the Windows Error ...
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WMI command line event log acess

Can someone explain me how to get access to arbitrary system logs in eventlog service files? Now I'm poking around WMI(wmic.exe) and trying to execute following commands: For system services like ...
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Exchange 2010: Event id 9554 for deleted mailbox

I've deleted a mailbox and it's user in Exchange 2010. Now I'm getting the following warnings in the event log of the Exchange server: Unable to update Mailbox SD in the DS. Mailbox Guid: ...
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Security Log in Event Viewer does not store IPs

I'd like to write a service that pulls Event Viewer records, specifically from the Security log. Of particular interest to me are things like event id 4625 (audit fail) messages. Ideally I'd like ...
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Windows Event Viewer AppLocker XPath filter

I'm running AppLocker and would like to filter out some noise from the events being logged in Event Viewer using XPath. Specifically, I want to hide any events which related to CMD.exe Here's an ...
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Unexpected results from an XML query filter for security event log

Folks, I am trying to craft a custom XML / Xpath filter to the Windows Event Log viewer to exclude the countless "SYSTEM" Logons from the security log's view. I have managed to get this far with the ...
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Event logs saved on network share

I'm currently working on a project and having problems with saving event logs where i specify them. My problem is i want to have them saved on our file-server in a specified folder, however they wont ...
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Windows Event Log wrong Source column value

In the Event Viewer in Windows 7 there is a Source column that is set by my Windows Service application. The value is set to TOS and usually when a log entry is associated to my application, it has ...
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NtpClient will wait 3473457 minutes (over 6 years!) before it will do a new attempt of DNS resolution, eventid 134

I find the message hilarious and at first I thought it was some joke from an over-active programmer of the MS team, or a hoax. However, the message appears again and again, a couple of times a day: ...
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How to troubleshoot Application Popup issues 0XC0000142 and 0XC000009a

I am running randomly into 1 of these popups when our application runs. The machines range from 8GB/8Core to 24GB/24Core and run Windows Server 2008 R2. The application is a bunch of perl scripts and ...
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Windows Forward Events Missing User Data and Description

I have Subscription Events set to forward windows server 2008's Terminal Services/LocalSessionManager/Operational logs to another window's server 2008's Forward Events section. The Subscription Event ...
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Backup program completely disappeared over the weekend

Good morning everyone, I got an email on Friday from my backup software telling me I had some minor errors. I got in today and went to fix the errors but couldn't find ANY trance what so ever of the ...
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Offline Windows Event ID Solution? [closed]

In my work i have many buildings with no internet , is there a program or an offline database for errors with event ID for Microsoft , so that will save my time for calling my assistants to search for ...
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Write to Windows Event Log when an IIS site is started or stopped

Can I configure IIS 7.5 to write to the Windows Event Log whenever one of the sites on the web server is started or stopped? For example when someone starts/stops a site via the IIS Manager user ...
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Error on RSOP for Audit policy on DC

Domain Controller - Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Please see the print-screen, I am unable to understood why such error is showing on my Domain Controller. I have also checked on Winlogon.log, ...
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Customer Experience Improvement sent to Microsoft failure Error 90080108

A problem prevented Customer Experience Improvement Program data from being sent to Microsoft, (Error 90080108). I'm seeing this error event on a lot of Windows 7 PCs. Once it appears it seems to ...
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Windows Server 2008 what is the proper way to export or backup security event log

Using WEVTUTIL.EXE to export the Windows Server 2008 Security event log, I get a permission problem (I have administrator privileges): c:> wevtutil epl security test.evtx "Failed to export log ...
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What time zone is displayed in windows event logs? When viewing saved log from another machine?

What time zone is being displayed here? GMT? System time zone? What happens when I export the log and view it on a second machine. Does it use the first system's time zone or the second? Thanks!
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In windows XP, can i log user login/logoff and lock/unlock actions

Let me preface by saying I am extremely forgetful. I would like to have a log when I login, logout, lock and unlock my workstation. (in my case so i can track the nunmber of hours i spend at the PC) ...
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EventLog/Syslog to Common Event Format

I am looking for a way to get EventLog/Syslog to Common Event Format (CEF)? And also looking for a way to forward the CEF events through a Syslog-ng type of forwarder within the environment. I have ...
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What's Up Gold Event Log Messages

Background We use What's Up Gold (WUG) to monitor our servers. A requirement has recently come in for alerts to be sent when specific events appear in servers' event logs. We've met this requirement ...
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Window's native event forwarding directly to a syslog\sql server

Right now I have events being forwarded to a collector on which I then run a script to pull them out of the collector's event logs as xml and then insert them in a DB. Is there any utility that knows ...
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Can you view an individual events size in the Windows Event Log?

I'm currently using Windows 2008, and would like to view an individual event's size in the Windows Event Log (Application, Security, System logs). I have tried right clicking and selecting ...
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Creating a System Event for Newly Created 10 Gig Files in a specific directory

I'm looking to find some way that my Windows Small Business Server 2011 machine can auto create system events any time there is a newly created file 10 GBs and larger in a specific directory. It seems ...
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Windows 2003 Ntfs error Event 55 every 15 minutes

I have Windows 2003 with four errors every 15 minutes in my EventLog. The file system structure on the disk is corrupt and unusable. Please run the chkdsk utility on the volume I ran chkdsk and ...
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Opening an archived “Application Event Log” (Hidden Directory)

I'm an admin on the box. I've turned off all the folder options "Hide protected operating system files" and turned on "Show hidden files and folders". I can see this folder in Windows Explorer: ...
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Creating a custom view for windows log based on a “Contains {text}” rule

I have a server running Windows Server 2008. I'm using Windows Server Auditing to check when and by which user a folder is modified to determine who is modifying it as the modifications are causing ...
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Feature 'SpellingFiles_ESN' does not exist

I'm getting lots of MsiInstaller warnings posted in my event logs for the following error - Detection of product '{00000409-78E1-11D2-B60F-006097C998E7}', feature 'SpellingFiles_ESN', component ...
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What is the source of thousands of 4625 Logon Failure errors with Logon Type 8 (NetworkCleartext)?

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 system that's showing thousands of 4625 Logon Failure errors with Logon Type 8 (NetworkCleartext) in the Security section of the Windows Logs every single day. There ...
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How does Windows Event forwarding work with non domain computers? (certificates)

In reasearching this question I've looked at the following documents and none of them describe the options or flexibility of the event collector service. Microsoft's Event Collector Service on ...
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How can I list the Source Network Address for failed FTP attempts in the Security Windows Log on Windows Server 2008 R2?

I manage a server running Windows Server 2008 R2 that constantly gets bombarded with brute force attacks via FTP. These failed login attempts show up in the Security section of the Windows Logs as ...
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Event Logging for RAID fault in 2008 R2

does anyone have a solution for logging an error/critical entry to the event log in 2008 R2 when RAID has an issue? I really want to set up email alerts for when this happens. I'm using the MS builtin ...
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Log user access in a windows domain

I need to log all users access to computer in a mysql database. I need datetime, user and workstation, how to do it? How to set up an event on domain controllers?