Administering Event Logs

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


You must have appropriate access rights on a remote computer to access event logs. For more information, see Security Ramifications of Event Logs.

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.

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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