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  • I hope someone get the answer. I remotely view System Event Log on server to investigate unexpected shutdown, I got filter set, and accidental clear the System Logs instead of Clear the filter. Is there a way to recover? where would the System Event log located? I can recover from yesterday backup (last resource)

    The System was shutdown unexpected this morning, so no backup for today, is there a way to find out in Application Logs what and who shutdown/restart the server? Thanks

    Look like no one aswered this thread..

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/itprovistaapps/thread/88482a51-242b-4a1a-b3ec-485492add884


    Thang Mo

    Friday, February 17, 2012 4:46 PM

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    C:\Windows\System32\winevt\Logs\System.evtx

     

     

     


    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows]

    Saturday, February 18, 2012 4:04 PM

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    C:\Windows\System32\winevt\Logs\System.evtx

     

     

     


    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows]

    Saturday, February 18, 2012 4:04 PM
  • On Win2008 Server R2 -- I have a similar issue and when I look C:\Windows\System32\winevt\Logs\System.evtx here I don't see the old logs. Does anyone know if we can recover this with out performing a full system restore?
    Monday, March 24, 2014 3:39 PM
  • Yes, i have similar issue. my laptop has been remote by backdoor malicious. Yesterday i able to view full log and today it vanished. How can i retrieve my event log.
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