There doesn't appear to be a way to backup (archive) Windows event logs automatically via the GUI. Is there a way via a script that can be set as a scheduled task to do this? If so, can someone point me to a beginner's article on how to write this as I'm not a script guy. Thanks! This would be for Windows Server 2003 by the way.
Our friends over at StackOverflow show how to do this: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/661782/simple-way-to-backup-event-log-on-windows-server
Also look on the Scripting Guy (Technet) here: How Can I backup the Event Log?