Event Viewer Size

Posted on 2011-04-22
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Where in Group Policy can I edit the size of the Event Viewer? I would like to increase the size so I can obtain a log that spans for about a week. Thanks
Question by:zheron
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Mike Kline earned 1000 total points
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Maximum Event Log Size is what you want to set

Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Event Log\

More info here  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc778402(WS.10).aspx


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Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Event Log Service\
There are four subfolders there, one for each log folder in the event viewer. You can set all the options in there.

Alternatively you can create a security template and set it in there, then deploy the template through a GPO.
http://www.appdeploy.com/tips/detail.asp?id=22 - creating a template
http://searchwindowsserver.techtarget.com/feature/Deploying-security-templates - deploying templates
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by:Adam Brown
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Or do what mike said. (Sorry, I was looking at gpedit.msc instead of the Group Policy Editor...DOH!)

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