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User Access to Event Logs

PeterErhard asked
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Last Modified: 2010-04-18
Is there a way to give a user access to the event logs within giving Administrator rights?
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Yes, it can be done...just did that recently...

see the KB article here:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/323076


Am I missing something, that doesn't seem to be user specific?
You have to know how to setup the SDDL string for using that particular user's SID...see here:


In the end, I couldn't figure it out well enough, it was a pain in the butt, so I actually used a MS support incident and had their guys write the SDDL string for me.

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BTW, what kind of rights do you need to change...I thought the default was that interactive users (logged on users) had read access to the logs?
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