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Event Viewer, access denied

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by dkolbach, Apr 5, 2004.

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  1. dkolbach

    dkolbach Thread Starter

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    I guys,

    I’m getting a message when I tried to open the event viewer “unable to complete the operation system log, access denied”.

    I though that I had a corrupted system log, so I followed the steps indicated at the knowledge base. I clear all the evt files from the config directory. I restarted the system all files were recreated, but I got the same message again.

    I have searched the knowledge base but I can’t find any solution, does anybody have an idea?

    Thanks

    pd. i have this problem on the domian controler and the domian backup, all my other servers are find.
     
  2. dai

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    are you logged on as admim
     
  3. skinnywhiteboy

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    You may need to be set up as an admin of your local machine for that to work. Are you in a Domain environment??
     
  4. dkolbach

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    I'm in a domian enviroment and yes i'm logged in as the adminstrator.
     
  5. skinnywhiteboy

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    Then check your security policies on that machine.
     
  6. Elvandil

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    Try rsop.msc on that machine. It may show where you are locked out.

    Just a shot in the dark, but what about setting an Admin roaming profile?
    Run: gpedit.msc
    Computer Config > Admin Templates > System > User Profiles > Add the Admin Security Group to roaming user profiles.

    It may also help to configure explicitly:
    User Config > Admin Templates > Windows Components > Microsoft Management > Restricted/Permitted Snap-ins > Event Viewer.
     
  7. dkolbach

    dkolbach Thread Starter

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    i'll try
     
  8. Elvandil

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    Another try. Update the application of policy on the machine.
    Run: gpupdate /force /boot

    Reboot if it doesn't automatically.

    Run: chkdsk /f to check for damaged security descriptors.
     
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  10. dkolbach

    dkolbach Thread Starter

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    If any body Cares, i found the solution to my problem. First, i made sure that administrator was not in the Guest group account and in the Domian Guest Group account. At that point i still could not access the logs.

    I opened the even viewer, clicked on the "open event log", navegate to where the logs are held (commonlly \winnt\system32\config) and open the system log. All the events where there. After i closed the event vier and opened again i was able to see the system log. ????? :confused:

    i repeated the process for the appllication log and in the other server for the system and application logs.

    Could anybody explain this

    Thanks for the help

    Daniel
     
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