The Event Log is a set of logs in a Windows system that are used by default by the Windows system, system component and many applications to record events.

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Does Windows log when a user attempts to execute an application that is not on the whitelist?

I have searched Google with several search terms, attempting to discover if Windows logs when a user attempts to run an application that is not whitelisted, and if so, in what event log. Can anyone ...
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Recurring event in Event Log: “Windows Security Center Service could not stop Windows Defender”

I have recently set up a new development machine (Lenovo T440p laptop with Windows 8.1 Pro), and this event keeps getting logged to the Event Log (about once every 2.5 minutes): The Windows Security ...
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Event Logs and Events That Are Replicated

I'm trying to understand how certain events are represented in the event logs of the domain controllers. Specifically about how events occurring on one DC are replicated to other DCs. Let's say I ...
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Analysis to extract task flows from UI event log

Given a table of UI events, how can I detect task flows, task loops, and behavioural patterns? I'm instrumenting my software to track what the user does. Controls clicked, keys pressed, and so on, ...
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Is there a trace of users killing a process on windows machine

We're debugging a situation in a retail location where the program does a bunch of logging but then everything just stops. it's pretty apparent that the comm to an external web service is taking some ...
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Accessing Server 2008 R2 manual shutdown notes and event logs

When I manually reboot a server I am required to specify a reason for the restart and given the opportunity to provide a comment. How do I review my past shutdown reasons and comments and what is the ...
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How to get the domain controller time sync event?

My computer is part of the domain. Say I manually adjust the clock to be off by 2min. Domain controller will sync this clock with its own at some point. Is it possible to track domain controller time ...
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Blank screen in Windows 8.1

Recently I bought new computer (AMD FX-6300, 8GB RAM, SSD and GTX650 as graphic card). I installed Windows 8.1. At the beginning everything went well. But after one day I have two strange problems. ...
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Why is the “Task category” drop down to filter a Windows event log disabled?

I've got a specific "Task category" of Windows log events I'd like to see on their own, but the option to filter by category in the "Filter Current Log" dialog is disabled/greyed out. How can I use ...
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how do I check, how many times printing command is run on my windows

I have to check for a specific time range, how many times the printing command is executed on my PC/Windows…. Is Operating system make any log of printing commands...? If yes How and where i found ...
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Windows 8 crashing unexpectedly

The computer I use at work sometimes crashes when I'm not near it. The first time it happened the OS crashed dead (even the mouse cursor wasn't moving). At that time I couldn't get much information ...
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How to identify drive device from log?

I have a messages about drive errors in log, like this: Bad Block On Device \Device\Harddisk0\DR0 I have 2 harrdrives in the system. How to know, which one causes these errors? I see nowhere the ...
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How to capture a windows pop-up box event in task manager or by other method?

The pop-up box event is a windows error notification with a 'OK' click box. I want to auto-click the 'OK' or suppress the appearance of the pop-up box. But how to capture this event? I can't see ...
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Are there events which show application launches and activity in Windows?

I would like to understand how my computer is being used. I could use something like ManicTime, but it seems like this information should also be in the event log somewhere. Is it? If not, is there ...
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What is SRUJet?

I see in Event log many error entries : svchost (1500) SRUJet: An attempt to open the file "C:\Windows\system32\SRU\SRUDB.dat" for read / write access failed with system error 5 ...
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How do I register an event log so that psloglist can access it?

This post is about the new sysmon tool from Sysinternals/Microsoft and the event log as relates to psloglist.exe, also from Sysinternals/Microsoft I'd like to query the sysmon windows event log: ...
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Event log Clear options in windows 2003

What are the different options to clear Event logs in windows 2003 other than opening event viewer and clearing logs one by one interactively? I don't consider powershell is an option as this also ...
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Alert when the Windows EventLog service is turned off

Is there anyway of getting an email/alert when the Windows EventLog service is turned off/stops? OR Is there a log entry create when this happens that can be tracked?
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OSSEC threat detection to monitor Windows Services

Is it possible to use OSSEC threat detection software to monitor Microsoft Windows Services, and notify you when a service has been turned off? In particular monitoring if the Logging Services have ...
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Connection of Session ids of Scheduled Task and remote desktop connection in event log

A scheduled process using powershell script was set up as ONE TIME process to clear the Event Log events (windows 2003). However, this process ran at a time when another user was logged in remotely ...
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What's the equivalent of Wevtutil in XP or 2003?

I have a batch file for saving event logs to our shared drive. I want to do this for XP and Server 2003 without very much effort. What could I use since Wevtutil is only on Vista and up? rem Script ...
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How does Windows 7 determine that a system was not shut down correctly (Kernel-Power Event ID 41) [duplicate]

I have a strange situation that Windows 7 thinks it was not shut down correctly, and gives me a warning in the system event log like this: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2028504/de What the ...
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XPath event filter working in Event Viewer but not in Task Scheduler

I'm trying to trigger a scheduled task with this XML: <QueryList> <Query Id="0" Path="Security"> <Select Path="Security"> *[EventData[Data[@Name='TargetInfo']='S']] ...
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Slow startup due to event log

My computer takes roughly 10-15 minutes to startup. I found that if I disable Windows Event Log in msconfig that startup is normal again. This is on windows 7. I am guessing that the event log is ...
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Sudden change of username & password prompt from UAC?

I just recently noticed that my username changed from "Dani" to "daniel" (It's a computer I recently got and haven't gotten around to changing its name.). The name of the PC is still the same ...
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Get delete events with file name and user for particular folder

In my windows server 2012 i want to know which files is deleted from a folder by which network user. I want to track delete events only for particular folder. I have done it using group policy and ...
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Windows event log administrative actions

Is there an entry in the event log entry that notifies that a user tried to perform an action that requires administrative authorization? Even if that user clicked cancel afterwards, I'd like to know ...
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How to detect if I/O errors are because of HDD fail or other Hardware/Software issues?

On my current system I had a 2TB HDD from Segate, after 2 years Windows started to restart on boot, so I formatted and installed ubuntu. All worked great but after a while I would get I/O errors, ...
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What are “SideBySide” errors, and what should I do about them?

I have a Windows 8.1 broadcasting computer running Wirecast, that will crash occasionally. (Always at the worst moment :P ). I looked in the event viewer, and I am seeing SideBySide errors like this ...
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Windows Logging Events/Actions - how to/where?

I've known for a while that Windows had this awesome feature where you could see what file was accessed, where and what happened to it. I was wondering if there's a way I could see only a part of ...
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Is there any eventlog entry that shows the startup programs execution

I am running a selfprogrammed program on startup, or atleast, that is what I want to do. Execution doesn't seem to take place, even the built in logging to textfile does not happen. The program is ...
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Is it possible to force users to change password periodically in Windows 8.1 Pro and how?

According to the one of the security requirements enforced upon our office, we must start to control / enforce passwords are changed every now and then. Is there a way to force users to change their ...
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Offline Windows Event ID Solution?

In my work i have many buildings with no internet , is there a program or an offline database for errors with event ID for Microsoft , so that will save my time for calling my assistants to search for ...
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Is there anyway to see when a Windows firewall rule was created/enabled using PowerShell v2 or CMD?

I have been poking around the interwebs but I cannot seem to find a definitive answer to this question. I am forced to work with PowerShell v2. I know that using the following command will give me a ...
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Where to check Windows service startup history

I suspect one of important services did not start properly on last Windows 7 restart. I have searched eventlogs but there is so many places to search. Is there some place in eventlogs where at least ...
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How can I determine who is connected to event log remotely?

Is there a way to figure out which user and/or which computer is remotely accessing my computer's Windows event log files? These accesses are locking applications on the local computer and thereby ...
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Windows 8 very slow boot time and warning with event ID 153

I have an Acer aspire 6920g notebook. I use this old laptop just for some basic tasks and testing. Currently it is dual boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu. When I turn it on the first time I log into Windows I ...
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Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3-581TG Laptop. It turned off automatically without warning

I have a laptop : Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3-581TG Laptop, using Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit, 4GB RAM, Core i5 It turned off automatically without warning. There was no shutdown procedure, ...
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Is there a log I can see the first time I unlock my machine every day?

I would like to, retrospectively, determine my arrival times at the office. Is there an event log somewhere that would record the PC being unlocked. For that matter, being started up? If I examine ...
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Equivalent of Event Log in Linux

Is there an equivalent to the Windows Event Log in Linux? When services crash or processes running in disconnected session explode, where's the problem logged to? More specifically, if a Java JVM app ...
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Did my computer unlock itself?

I woke up around noon to find my computer unlocked, despite having remembered locking it the previous night and not using it since. I checked the security log, and saw a "logon" event from 11:16 AM. ...
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Getting Microsoft Security Essentials to alert me when a threat has been found

Is there a way of getting Microsoft Security Essentials to alert me when a threat has been found? I recently went through the log tab of Windows Defender and found a number of threats in the ...
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Surface Pro (W8.1) shut down after WindowsUpdateClient events

My Surface Pro 2 running Windows 8.1 shut down last night for no apparent reason. Between 9:32 PM and 9:36 PM the eventlog logged this (red) error: The machine-default permission settings do not ...
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Route Events Recorded in System Event Log to Custom Event Log

I have an instance of Windows Server 2008 running some specific services that support my application. There are events within the Windows Events System Log generated for my services but by other ...
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Some sort of bootlog or system info log in Windows 7

I was wondering if there is some sort of "Bootlog" file or anything similar in which I can (at least) see when the computer was booted. So at what date and time that happened. So basically I need a ...
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Is there a log file for RDP connections (with system-name)

Is there any possible way to know the system name of the system which has taken the system remotely? From the logs we are able to know the username (but these are generic login IDs) and the IP (but we ...
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Process Monitor capture filter (or scripting)

As you know, Microsoft distributes the Russinovich extremely powerful process monitor. It captures a lot of system events and has a filter to show only some of them. I want to record a rare fault at ...
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Event log monitoring tool [closed]

Presently, we have more than 25 servers in our network and we check the event logs for each server once in a week to find out events related to application, system warnings, errors etc. This task ...
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Windows Login Failure

I'm getting an error in the Event Viewer, which is also generating a lot of Logon Failure messages on our syslog server. Pretty much stuck on how to resolve. EventID: 536 Logon Type: 3 Reason: The ...
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Windows 7 OK button on Copy To dialog doesn't copy profile

So I am attempting to copy a User Profile to the default profile. I am using WinSpy++ to enable the disabled "Copy To" button - this process works on a stock laptop I have here. However, this does ...