Increase Windows 2003 Log Level

Very long back I heard of increasing the log level in Win2k3 to record every event. I have been searching for respective articles , but could not find anything related OS. I could find for production specific like Exchange, AD and etc. But need to increase the log level for Operating System.

We are countering issue with Windows 2003 servers, most them hanging with event logs recorded. No ping, No rdp until we reboot. Even over ILO just a blank screen.
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Dirk MareSystems Engineer (Acting IT Manager)Commented:
Not sure I understand your question..
Do you want to increase the size of your log file?

Go to Event Viewer..
Right click the Event Type you would like to increase.. (Application, System, ext.)
Go to Properties
change the log size and the retention of the log here

If you are suspecting an hardware issue have you tried installing HP insight manager?
MuraliAuthor Commented:
Nope.. Not about the log file size..

The question about level of logging.. I believe there 5 levels of diagnostic logging.. I think by default it is set to 2 or 3. I want to raise to maximum level.. need to know how can I do that?
Dirk MareSystems Engineer (Acting IT Manager)Commented:
Log Leveling came after Server 2003 (Server 2008 and later)


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MuraliAuthor Commented:
@DirkMare, Thank you.. Can I get this actual MS or technet link...
Dirk MareSystems Engineer (Acting IT Manager)Commented:
if by reboot, you mean hard reset and the machine is completely hanged which i would assume, it is not very likely that the event log would give any valuable information since the OS probably hangs before it has time to log anything

you can always permanently attach a debugger if you have someone around with the knowledge to analyse the results

if you have a little more info on the background of the hang (machines worked fine previously, is it all machines with a specific role ? some/all machines with a specific hardware ? did all machine start showing this symptom more or less at the same time ? ...) maybe we could give a useful hint
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