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    Senior Member Info Tech Geek's Avatar
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    NT Audit Logs

    I haven't done this in a while and I'm trying to figure out where I went wrong. I'm looking to save my current audit logs and create a new log in which NT will write the new entries to.

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    I'd rather be fishing DjM's Avatar
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    I haven't done this in a while either, but I seem to remember that when you go to clear or delete the log, it will ask you if you want to save/back-up first. Like I said, it's been a while so you might want to test it on a log that you don't care if you lose.


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    Yep, when you right click on the log you want to delete in the Event Viewer, a dialog box comes up asking if you want to save the current log before deletion. Just click yes, specify where, and clear.
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    AO übergeek phishphreek's Avatar
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    Just a little something to add...

    When you save logs on a NT box, you have to save them locally unless you change the format from .evt to .csv or .txt. For some reason, NT doesn't like you to save it to a network drive.

    If you are connecting to the event viewer of an NT box from a win2k box, then you can save the logs wherever you want. 2k doesn't care where you save the logs either.
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