Hi,I'm currently on a 2008 R2 system, but I think this local builtin grouphas been around since 2008:Group Name: Event Log ReadersDescription: Members of this group can read event logs from local machineThere are multiple ways to add/view members, but I usually add membersby going to start -> search, type compmgmt.msc, press enter. Then expand"Local Users and Groups"\Groups
-- Mike Burr
Thank you for your post here.
Yes, the Event Log Readers group is also available in Windows Server 2008. If you need fine-grained customized permission on different Event log catalog, you may write the SDDL (Security Descriptor Definition Language) in the registry value Isolation to achieve Event log security permission controls.