Windows Event Log retention settings by GPO not working

Posted on 2012-08-29
Last Modified: 2012-08-29
I’m testing different GPO settings for ‘Windows Event Log retention” on a Test server (windows Server 2003 SP2) but have not been able a apply test policy.

Action taken:
Joined server to TestOU..
Created new Windows Log retention GPO, and enabled test settings for e.g. maximum size, Retain logs (by time), logfile path..e.g…
Application log max size 1024KB / Retain old events enabled
System log file path changed.

Have run gpupdate /force on both DC, and on test server.
Have also restored default values for the event logs on the local server.
GPresult shows the policy as applied.
Have rebooted the server..

GPO should overwrite local event log settings, however it has not.
Why not? What action can I take to successfully test this GPO?
Question by:Bethanie
    LVL 18

    Accepted Solution

    Make sure gpo is computer policy and apply on the computers.

    Run the command gpresult /r on the test server check the result.

    Author Comment

    Tried this on another server and policy applied...

    Author Comment

    Thanks for your suggestion Sshhil84 but applying specifically on the computer made no difference...

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