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Event viewer cannot open the event log or custom view in 2008R2

Posted on 2011-10-21
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my server is a 2008R2 standard. i just found that my Security event viewer can't be loaded with the following error shown:
Event viewer cannot open the event log or custom view.  Verify that Event log service is running or query is too long.  Access is denied (5)

i can see other event logs but not the security. please advice how i can view the log again.



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Typically this is because the use account you're using doesn't have local admin rights. Can you read the log if you launch event viewer with elevated privileges?
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I had logged in with administrator already.  By the way, I rebooted the server this morning and the event viewer of security is back to normal now.  Thanks for your reply.
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Rebooting the server is one of the best solutions.
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