Questions tagged [eventviewer]

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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How to troubleshoot shutdown slowness on server 2016

Server 2016 Version 1607 (OS Build 14393.3686) I am trying to diagnose shutdown slowness. It seems to happen sporadically on different servers. The restart command is issued (Id 1074), but it is ...
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Web management service not start on reboot

Server 2012R2 with management service. Whe reboot the server, the service not start automatically. If i start it manually, it start successfull. There are these events on event viewer: Service ...
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How to get details of the event that triggered a task

A service that we are using writes to the event log when issues occur. I have successfully created a task from the event source and id to run a program that notifies the admins. So far, so good. ...
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What time zone does windows event logs show

I have a doubt on the time zone shown in the windows event logs. I had read that if I export the windows event logs from another machine and open it in my machine which has a different time zone, the ...
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Event Viewer Terminal Services Printing message descriptions missing

I have several event viewer sources on dozens of servers where the entry for the event viewer application event description file is missing. One of these missing registry keys is Microsoft-Windows-...
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random reboot - event id 41 (63) with no bugcheck code

For a few weeks now, I get some random reboots on a Windows Server 2012 dedicated server. Those reboots come with the Event ID 41 (63). No BugCheck are associated to this event as you can see with ...
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Windows not collecting logs. Error: The WinRM service is not listening for WS-Management requests

I am getting this error The WinRM service is not listening for WS-Management requests. User Action If you did not intentionally stop the service, use the following command to see the WinRM ...
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Prevent Anonymous logons on windows-server 2016

I can't figure out how to entirely disable anonymous logon on Windows Server 2016 which is not a domain controller (regular instance). With the settings currently set I'm truly surprised to see such ...
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How to filter Event Viewer for a single website?

I am trying to find out each concurrences for an error happening on a website I managed to create an XML query to filter by EventID <QueryList> <Query Id="0" Path="Application"> <...
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IP Address Change event id for Windows 10?

Is there an event id / log / log source for when an ip, gateway, netmask changes in Windows 10?
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How to effectively track successful logins and logouts?

I need to audit all successful logins and logouts on a server. Currently I am using Security Event Log and Powershell to track this. However I get a lot of extra noise, one login will generate three ...
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Can I use Windows Event Viewer to get very fine-grained access control failures?

I am a developer on a browser (Firefox) and I am working with Restricted Tokens to lock down our sandbox further than it is currently. I am removing a SID from our content process, and it breaks ...
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Win32_NTLogEvent query rendering data with 1 hour latency with event viewer

Trying to collect the event log data with WMI query using class Win32_NTLogEvent.But this is not sync with event viewer data.The WMI query rendering data with 1 hour latency with event viewer.Hence ...
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Can't Find Failed Authentication in Event Viewer

I'm trying to gather failed login/authentication events from DC's on a 2016 Domain. I can see 4625 Audit Failure events in the Security Logs on the Domain Controllers when a user fails to login at ...
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EventLog Windows Event - Why is event #6008 logged even after normal shutdown and restart?

I have been restarting and shutting down the machine through proper steps, ie, using start button, using command line and using Alt+F4. But, shut down event tracker is not logging any events. On ...
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Outlook on Terminalserver loses connection. Event ID 26

Problem Symptoms: Users experience daily disconnects and reconnects in Outlook running on a Terminal Server and have to log in again. They can not log in instantly but have to wait for approx. 1 ...
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EventViewer Error “local computer may not have the necessary registry”

I am trying to review event viewer logs that was archived from another Server. When accessed, the events are listed properly, but details of each event give the following error: The description ...
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Exporting Account Name, Domain & Timestamp from Security Auditing Event Log

I am currently exporting the last 7 days of Security microsoft windows security auditing logs via powershell to csv. It works, but with way to much detail, and also, not properly formatted. For ...
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Is it possible to view events from all event logs (including “Applications and Services Logs”) simultaneously?

One of my clients' friends suffered a hack-attack this morning due to an insecure Remote Desktop configuration and I was asked to take a look. (All of their business files were encrypted by the 2018-...
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How to connect from command line to another computer with Event Viewer as another user?

I am trying to connect to another computer with Event Viewer from command line. And it can be done. However, I need to connect as another user (not my logged in user). Is there a way to do that?
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Grant access to Event Viewer “Application and Services Logs” via GPO

My monitoring team has requested to be able to read the logs under "Application and Services" in 2008/2012/2016 event viewer. These are the logs that reside in "%SystemRoot%\System32\Winevt\Logs\". ...
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Windows event codes for startup/shutdown lock/unlock

I'm trying to build up a list of event Ids that can be used to determine when the machine has been shutdown, started up, locked and unlocked. So far, I've found 6 event IDs which seem to be best ...
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What is RDSAppXPlugin?

In windows 2012 event viewer in the "Applications and Services > Microsoft > Windows > TerminalSerices - LocalSessionManager > Operational" path I can see the following event: "Plugin RDSAppXPlugin ...
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Adding an eventlog to an existing Windows Log

I have the following Event Log: This Event Log only appears inside Custom Views -> Server Roles -> Remote Desktop Services. What I'd like to do is add it to Windows Logs -> Security as I already have ...
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Account Lockout not showing up in Event Viewer

I wrote a powershell script to send me an email for Account Lockout events when I noticed there were almost none in the Event Viewer. I used a test user and attempted five bad logins, and got the ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 - Help finding failed logon attempts source

I'm seeking help for this issue that I'm having in our AD domain controller where a lot of security events are being logged due to failed logon attempts by a (former) domain user that has been ...
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Local PC Event Viewer not logging account creation/deletion

I have a GPO that is setting audit account management success/failure on a windows 7 workstation. RSOP User Acc is created Any idea what could be causing this issue with logging events?
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Find out who disabled a Windows service

I was doing some fault finding, and I've discovered two services which should be set to automatic have been set to disabled. What is the best way to find out who did this? It could be someone from ...
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WS 2008 R2 get process by id

I have received the following message in the event viewer: A worker process with process id of '10088' serving application pool 'mypoolapp' has requested a recycle because the worker process ...
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How to log the events about the client boot from any live disks in windows server?

Are there any ways to find out whether any clients boot from a live disk for example Active Boot Disk? How to log that into windows server events log? Thanks in advanced. Server: Windows Server ...
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Audit Logon Events not turned on but still generates 4624 events

Why would a Windows Server still generates 4624 events (An account was successfully logged on) in the Security log even though the Audit Policy's Audit logon events value is set to No auditing.
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WEF collect Windows Defender logs from clients on Windows Server 2012 R2

I'm trying to set up Windows Event Forwarding on a Windows 2012 R2 collector server. I was looking to collect events from Windows Defender, which comes by default on Windows 7 and 8 clients. I know ...
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Windows 2012 RDS Server logon causes Audit Failure 4625

We have a Windows 2012 R2 RDS server and a Windows 2008 R2 Domain Controller. Every time a user logs on or off of the RDS server, It logs event 4771 audit failure incorrect username or password for ...
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How to find reason behind changed state of virtual machines?

I am working in Windows Virtual machines which were part of Hyper-V setup. It was in running state but now I see it state as "OFF", I have manually changed the state to "Running" but I want to know ...
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Did anyone get their Tandberg RDXmon service installed incorrectly or is it meant to be that way?

We have several "RDX" USB cartridge drives on customers' sites. Normally they don't log anything to the Windows event logs. This changes after you install the optional "RDX Tools". ...
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How to filter windows event log with wildcard?

According to the document here, the asterisk wildcard is supported and hence it should work in eg. *[EventData[Data[@Name='TargetUserName'] ='User1*']] but I cannot get any wildcard filter to work - ...
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Group Policy to enable file audit

What am I missing here? I'm trying to enable file auditing so I can see who deleted a file via security logs in event viewer. I created the below group policy Computer Configuration > Windows ...
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Hard disk failure or about to fail Intel RST software RAID-1 volume event log

If any one of the two Hardisk of Intel rapid Storage Technology(IRST) Software RAID-1 is about to fail or already failed, then what event will write in event viewer log and what is the Event ID for ...
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Where are windows 10 defender offline scan logs/results?

I can't find any events or log files, are there such records somewhere or WD reports only if it finds something? Windows 10 pro, drive is encrypted with bitlocker (might affects somehow?)
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Event log forwarding: source initiated not working for desktops

I have successfully set up 2 subscriptions for collector initiated and they are fowarding events. Now I am attempting to add a 3rd subscription to get the logs for all my desktops, so due to the ...
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A ton of Logon/off events in Event Viewer

I am running a Win2012 server in VMware, I have installed IIS, NAP, VPN, DHCP, DNS, WDS, AD DS, AD CS. I have win7 clients in my domain, but they're not turned on. The problem is, I am getting a ...
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Windows Domain accounts gets locked without any failed logon events

I have a domain account which keeps getting locked without any prior wrong password login attempts: I.e (completely stripped off the details, just to give you an idea) 10:15:49 - logon successful 10:...
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Move Event Log in Windows 2012

Ultimately I'm trying to have security logs written to a remote storage, \\Server-Name\Drive-Letter\File_Name.evtx For testing I'm trying to move the default log path from %SystemRoot%\System32\...
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Collecting 'Directory Service' Event Logs From A 2012R2 Domain Controller And Send To A 2012R2 Member Server

I have a couple Server 2012R2 domain controllers (we'll call them DC01 and DC02). I also have a Server 2012R2 member server (we'll call it COLLECTOR) that I'm going to use to collect certain event ...
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Archive Eventlog every x days

I have a large number of 2k12 r2 servers and I'd like to keep archives of their Eventlogs every 30 days. I was looking for a centralized solution, possibly a GPO. But from what I saw it's only ...
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Auditing Log is Full - Eventlog Archive GPO not working

I am trying to create an Archive for Eventlog but it does not seem to work. Server 2k12 R2 Environment. Following is the GPO I have enabled: I have rebooted the server and made sure it is being ...
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Redirect to new log file selected event id - Manage the security event id 4624 and 4634 flooding

the security logs of the two domain controllers of my network are flooded by security events id 4624 and 4634 and to a lesser extent, 4672. Reading from the internet such a behavior is quite common, ...
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Is there an Windows Event Viewer Event for “No available connections” or No Ethernet Connection?

I am trying to create a GPO that disables a laptop's wireless card whenever a Ethernet LAN is detected, and Enable the wireless whenever an Ethernet LAN is not detected. Right now I have a GPO that ...
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Event Viewer Filtering does not work - invalid query

First of all, I'd like to rant about how stupidly hard searching for something event logs, but I bet MS is not listening to me so that's about it. My problem is this: I'm trying to find out all the ...
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Events not visible in Event Log viewer

Last weekend a server crashed, during the investigation I noticed that in the immediate run up to the failure we saw a large number of a specific event in the application log. In an attempt to ...