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Can a Windows 2003 Server Event Log File be changed

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We are trying to find out what or who activated a service process on a server and a key log file entry is missing. I recreated the event on a test sever by starting the service and it generates an event log with my name on it. Can the .evt file be opened and changed then replaced.
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To do this you must disable the event log service from running at boot
reboot, then edit the file (un-attribing it, then using notepad or Word.) Then re-enable the event log service and reboot again.
 
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The log files are located
Windows\System32\config
 
 
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Also a handy little utility
http://www.ntsecurity.nu/toolbox/winzapper/
 
 
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Ok I suspected it could be done now the question is how to prevent this from happening. Thanks
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