Updated: February 2010
Gets the event log's friendly name.
Assembly: System (in System.dll)
In Windows Vista and later, users do not have permission to access the security log. If you are running Windows Vista and later as a user, you will get a SecurityException when you attempt to access the display name for an event in the security log.
In Windows Vista and later, User Account Control (UAC) determines the privileges of a user. If you are a member of the Built-in Administrators group, you are assigned two run-time access tokens: a standard user access token and an administrator access token. By default, you are in the standard user role. To execute the code that accesses the security log, you must first elevate your privileges from standard user to administrator. You can do this when you start an application by right-clicking the application icon and indicating that you want to run as an administrator.
for administering event log information on the computer. Associated enumeration: EventLogPermissionAccess.Administer
for the ability to read the specified registry key. Associated enumeration: RegistryPermissionAccess.Read
for the ability to access the specified registry key if it is a remote key. Associated enumeration: SecurityPermissionFlag.UnmanagedCode
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98
The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.