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For many days event logs are stored in Windows 2008?

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Is there in any system file or registry value to cross check the duration for storing window event logs in Windows 2008?
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Click on the link below and it will give you instructions on how to configure the event log via group policy:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd349798(v=ws.10).aspx
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also if you go to windows logs and then right click on the log you want (ie..Application), then click on properties you should be able to set the log size and some other optins.
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Thanks for the reply. Actually for auditing purpose we want to change number of days Windows should keep log files,as it was possible in W2003.

How number of days can be changed in W2008?
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you should be able to select archive the log when full, do not overwrite events.  This should keep all of the logs.
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Can you give steps on how to to retain windows log files for specific days in W2008 server?
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Try this:

To set the log retention policy by using the Windows interface

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Start Event Viewer.

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In the console tree, navigate to and select the event log you want to manage.

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On the Action menu, click Properties.

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In the Enable Logging section of the General tab, select the option that corresponds to the retention policy you want to set.

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Click OK.
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Thanks for steps. I tried these,but couldn't find option to keep logs for specific days,as it used to be in Windows2003.


Am I missing something?
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I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 0 points for Aki2014's comment #a38305893

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