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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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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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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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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Is there any way to undo after clearing a log on Windows 2008 server?

I accidentally cleared a event log. Is there any way I can get it back?
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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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shortcut for Eventvwr > Connect to another computer

I was wondering if you can write the following action in a batch command? eventvwr (open the event viewer) Menu Action > Connect to another computer Type in the name of the computer. Connect. This ...
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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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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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Is it possible to grant Read-Only Access to all Event Logs on Domain Controllers

I would like to grant Read-Access to event logs on all my domain controllers, ideally at a domain level using GPO. I would like members of a group to be able to view the Application Log, the System ...
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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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What log messages do I need to look for that indicate the start of a log-off in Windows Event Viewer?

Is there an Info message in Windows Event viewer that indicates the start of a log off? I'm trying to spot errors and warnings as a user logs off.
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How can one learn to read the Windows Server event viewer and know what events are normal and which are signs of potential problems?

I have been managing Windows Server 2003 machines at work, but I am a software developer. (Please don't say 'hire a sysadmin', the point of this question is my own learning). How do server admins ...
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Is there something like windows event viewer in linux platform?

I can check all kinds of error info with event viewer, but I'm not yet aware of there is such utility in linux, I can only check error logs of a specific application, or is there such a tool in ...
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Discrepancy between Event Log taken from Powershell and with Event Log Viewer

Domain Controller OS - Window Server 2008 R2 Please see the First PrintScreen attached (Powershell.png). with the help of Powershell command I am trying to check the event Log of my DC. Please note ...
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how do i find application name using GUID from error in event viewer on Windows Server 2003?

A Windows Serve 2003 machine logged an error in Event Viewer with the COM+ Event System, saying it could not marshal the subscriber for a particular subscription and then gave the SID/GUID, which is: ...
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Event 36888 : The following fatal alert was generated: 10. The internal error state is 1203

I search on the Internet, but i am unable to find, Why this error is coming? It has flooded my Event Viewer, after interval of 1 minutes, this Error pops-up. ( means the frequency is 1 minutes ) I ...
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Corrupt General Tab in Event Viewer

Whenever ASP.NET reports a dangerous query string value to the Application log and the request contains a certain combination of characters; the event viewer will not show the error information and ...
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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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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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Unknown and strange RDP successful logins in EventViewer

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 with a valid IP, and recently I've found hundreds of unknown and strange RDP successful logins logged in EventViewer. Here are some details: They are not similar to ...
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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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GPO set to trigger in response to an event?

I want to trigger an action/task when an event is raised in any computer of the domain. It this possible via GPO, do or I need to deploy script to all machines on the domain?
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New event log nowhere to be found after creating in PowerShell

Through PowerShell, I am attempting to create a new event log and write a test entry to it, but it is not showing up the Event Viewer. This is the command I'm using to create a new event log: ...
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Group Policy settings for Event Logs

On a Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition Domain Controller, with Windows 7 and Windows XP clients, is it "OK" to keep the setting below for Event Log files? And which setting will apply? ...
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Deleted a CA improperly and receiving a 10009 Event ID error

The basic run down is I didn't know what I was doing and I deleted a CA I stood up but I couldn't get to work properly. I know dumb. But that being said not much I can do about it now. I went through ...
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Mrxsmb (Event 8003) brings down the Network

There a domain with Windows SBS 2003 as the DC. At regular intervals, I am faced with the Mrxsmb (Event 8003) error which brings down the network. We have to other Windows SBS 2003 servers on the ...
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Export from Saved system log

Using powershell, is there any way we can export system event logs from a saved system event log file (*.evt). Get-Eventlog does not recognize the "-logname "Saved system log"". Any ideas ?
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I need an XPath query to view all events in the Windows event log (custom view)

In Windows powershell you can type get-winevents without any parameters and it will dump all events. I would like access to all events in the event viewer using a custom view. I can of course just ...
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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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Why are the results of a chkdsk scan on drive C: not showing in the event viewer, but chkdsk results for N: are?

On a Server 2008 R2 member server I schedule chkdsk to check drives C: and N:. Only the results for the N: drive are seen in event viewer. In previous Windows Servers, chkdsk results for drive C: ...
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Missing Application Logs in Event Viewer, Windows 2008

We seem to be missing application logs in event viewer. The log just shows 0 messages. I came across some information attributing this issue to corrupted log files, I cleared the log but the issue is ...
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What are the codes at the end of some Event Viewer messages?

I am trying to find the cause of some errors in the Windows Event Log I get after a crash. At the end there are two codes. Example: NET Runtime version 2.0.50727.1433 - Fatal Execution Engine Error ...
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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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Is it possible to filter out (remove) a single Event ID from the Event Viewer?

Let's say I want to remove a single event from the view so I can view the rest. How do I accomplish this? This is on a Server 2003 R2 box.
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WinXP Event Viewer: Internet Explorer - how to log events?

I'm trying to debug a strange rendering/interaction issue with a web application in IE and thought I'd peek at the event viewer in Windows (XP) to see if anything odd was happening at the same time. ...
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Filtering Security Logs by User and Logon Type

I have been asked to find out when a user has logged on to the system in the last week. Now the audit logs in Windows should contain all the info I need. I think if I search for Event ID 4624 (Logon ...
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Security Audit Failures in Event Viewer Windows Server 2008R2

When I am looking at the security tab of my event viewer on a Windows Server 2008 R2, I am showing a ton of Audit Failures with Event ID 4776. The computer attempted to validate the credentials for ...
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How to enable Audit Failure logs in Active Directory?

I have a user account that keeps on getting locked out. I am trying to find out what caused it. So I want to enabled failure audits in event viewer as a start. But, I don't know how! How do I enable ...
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Monitor state of “Startup Type” of services

I would like to be able to monitor when the state of "Startup Type" for a particular service is changed from Automatic to Manual. I haven't been able to find an event that is triggered in event ...
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Is ETW available in Windows Server 2003?

We have an application that is writing to ETW (event tracing for windows) using an ETWTrackingParticipant for trace output. Does anyone know if ETW is supported in Windows Server 2003 or if it only ...
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Event Log > Filter Current Log > XML > where EventData contains text

I'm trying to search through the windows event log for anything where the event data contains the string TCP Provider, error: 0 as part of a longer error message. To do this I created the code below: ...
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Remote Desktop Services login history

Is it possible to generate a report of past user logins to a Windows Server 2008 Remote Desktop Services server? The closest Event Viewer logs I can find are under Application and Services Logs --> ...
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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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IIS EventLog Errors

I keep getting this error in my event viewer on IIS 6. I'm trying to figure out if my error resets my connection (maybe recycles the worker processes?). The error is: An attempt was made to load ...
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.NET 2.0 Application on Windows Server 2003 dies with a File Not Found exception

I need to run a small .NET 2.0 based application on a Windows Server 2003 based server. I have successfully installed .NET 2.0.50727 from here and rebooted the server. When I launch the application ...
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Back up Event Viewer folder using backup exec without installing the remote agent

How to backup a shared folder without installing the remote agent? I used and enabled the "Enable selection of user shares" but an error appears "Failed to connect to computer"! I appreciate any ...
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Can't open the event viewer in Windows Server 2008?

Yesterday i just finished installing a file server running Windows 2008 to our company. Now i've noticed that somehow i can't open the event viewer with my standard administrative account. I've ...
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Monitor Windows event logs for an event and execute a VBS script

I need a free way to monitor the Windows event logs and when a particular event is logged I need to kick off a VBS script. Is there a tool that can do this?
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Why is the user name “N/A” for most of the event log entries? How to get it filled in?

In my code, if something terribly goes wrong, I write something in the event log (using the ReportEvent function). For those entries, I get a user-id in the event log entry (5th argument of ...
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Event Viewer ID for start events

What is the Event ID code in the Windows Event Viewer that will tell me: Server has started IIS has started Is there a place online where I can look these things up? Thanks! Chris