This tag is for questions about Windows' Event Viewer. Event Viewer is where Windows stores logs generated by the Operating System and certain applications.

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users unable to view security log in event viewer

I want to create a user account who is able to view the security log in event viewer, but not as a administrator, just as a power user. I had been getting this error when I click the security log: ...
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View Shutdown Event Tracker logs under Windows Server 2008 R2

I'm trying to view the Shutdown Event Tracker logs in the Event Viewer, on windows server 2008 r8, but I can't find the messages that I supplied when previously restart the server. Where in the Event ...
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Application Event Log keeps getting corrupted

I recently asked about repairing a corrupt event log, because it seemed to be a one-off event. The event log has since exhibited the same behavior 3 times. We have been trying to find patterns, but ...
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Event Log time when Computer Start up / boot up

Client OS - Window XP Domain Controller:- Window server 2008 Standard R2 I had one Window XP system, i want to find out when the system has started or boot ( at what time and at which date ). I ...
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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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Can I disable Windows Event Logging for a certain service?

We have a legacy application running on a Windows Server 2008 VM from Azure that is spamming our windows event log every minute or so. I do not have access to the source for the bit of code that is ...
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Can not see entries in Application Log in Event Viewer

Last week our Application Log appeared to be corrupt. Event Viewer said the log was 20MB, and had 18,446,744,073,709,550,735 (0.000000000008674 bits each) records (which can not possibly be true), and ...
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Send mail on event log error trigger safe check frequency

I want to use powershell to alert me when an error occurs in the event viewer on my new Win2k12 Standard Server, I was thinking I could have the script execute every 10mins but don't want to put any ...
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Need set of event ids that occurs in event viewer during file creation event

I need the set of event ids that occur in the event viewer when I created a file in shared folders (auditing was enabled for the folder) in domain controllers. I know the fact that the event id 4656 ...