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Collecting Windows Event Logs from multiple PCs

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Is there a way to automatically receive/save windows event logs from all user PCs in text files, on a specific server (e.g. on the Domain Controller).

Also, I noticed that in Windows Server, Under Event viewer there is no option for event Subscriptions, like on normal Operating Systems. Is there a different way to configure event subscription on Windows server?
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by:ActiveDirectoryman
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   Windows server 2008 supports event forwarding. This will allow you to forward events from different machines to a single  server or client.    

Configure computers to collect and forward events
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc748890.aspx
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if you look under windows logs you should see a forwarded events log.  this is where you logs will go.
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In windows server 2003, there is no "forwarded events" item under event viewer. Is this different for Windows 2003 and 2008?
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You have to have at least windows server 2003 R2  use the event collector service.   If you want to use a 2003 server to forward the events to that server has to be 2003 R2. you cannot use a non-R2 2003  server as a event collector. You can use a 2003 non-R2 server as a source but not as an event collector.  

check out this article:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/bb427443(v=vs.85).aspx
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I have a Windows 2003 R2 Installation, but I cannot see a "forwarded events" or "subscriptions" item, under the event log. Do I have to start a specific service, or to install anything, in order for this to appear under event log?
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You have to install the hardware management component for windows server 2003

information about the hardware management component for windows server R2
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc755420(WS.10).aspx

enabling hardware management for server 2003 R2

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc781099(WS.10).aspx

also check out this article about windows event collector

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/bb427443(v=vs.85).aspx
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