Administering Event Logs 

You can perform administrative tasks on event logs on your local and remote computers, such as creating custom logs, deleting event logs, and clearing log entries.


You must have appropriate access rights on the remote computers to create and delete logs. For more information, see Security Ramifications of Event Logs.

In This Section

How to: Delete Event Logs

Gives directions for deleting an existing log and all of its entries.

How to: Determine If Specific Event Logs Exist

Gives directions for querying to see if a specific log exists.

How to: Create and Remove Custom Event Logs

Gives directions for creating custom event logs on the local computer.

How to: Clear Event Logs

Gives directions for deleting entries from an event log.

Related Sections

Introduction to the EventLog Component

Provides an overview of the EventLog component and how you can use it to interact with existing logs.

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