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Why the logs archiving in Windows Winevt folder?

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This is using MS Windows 2008 R2 server. However, I found out a lot of archived logs created day-by-day in C:\windows\system32\winevt folder. Now, these archived logs are accumulated in 200 GB hard disk size. I do not know why there is a automatic background task that runs day-by-day as I didn't encountered same problem on other 2008 R2 server.
How to stop this task so as this issue can be resolved once and for all.

Thanks in advance.
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David Johnson, CD, MVP earned 500 total points
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Go into event viewer , in each event log 's properties is you will see an option when event log is full.  You can overwrite as needed, archive log, or not overwrite (clear manually)

select one of the other options other than archive log
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Sorry for the delay. Appreciate David, as you suggestion solve the problem.
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