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 are able to view security log in event viewer but not as a administrator but just as a power user. I had been getting this error when I click the security ...
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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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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 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 ...