Windows Event Log

Description:
This service tracks events and logs them, which makes it easier to diagnose cause of problems:
  • System log: Contains events from the Windows Operating System, usually a good place to look for a reason when a the system is acting funny
  • Security log: Contains events from the Audit watches, usually good place to see if someone is attacking your machine
  • Application log: Contains events from application, usually good place to see 3rd party application events (Though Windows also uses this log)
  • Directory service log (Win2k3): Contains events from the Windows Active Directory Service
  • File Replication service log (Win2k3): Contains events from the Windows File Replication service
  • DNS server log (Win2k3): Contains events from the DNS Server Service
The Event Viewer can be used to view the different logs. Start it through the Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Event Viewer.

Note one can change the location of the log-file for each eventlog:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \System \CurrentControlSet \Services \Eventlog \LogName]
File = "C:\Foo\LogName.Evt"

Related Restrict guest access to event logs

More Info EventId.net
More Info Events and Errors Message Center
More Info MS KB172156
More Info MS KB302542
More Info MS KB308427
More Info MS KB315410

Recommended State:
  • Automatic
Default State:
  • Automatic
Process Name:
Supports:
Depends:
  • none

Updated: 22 September 2009

Comments:

  1. sue mcknight says:

    Where do I find the service log and the other logs that you mention? I am not very computer savvy but I am having problems with freezing, sloperformance, error message, "Done but error on page" I have uniblue Speed up my P.C but dosen't help. Have Spyhunter as well. Can it hurt your computer if you have two spy programs or more than one of any of the programs that are supposed to help .
    Thanks Sue

  2. Snakefoot says:

    sue mcknight wrote:
    Where do I find the service log and the other logs that you mention?

    You can find the Event Viewer in Administrative Tools from the Control Panel.

    For your problems, then I have created a thread in the forum (Use your e-mail when replying)

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