Assign Permission To View Event Viewer


  • Dear All,

    Could any one please guide me to Assign permission to some user to view only Event viewer on server 2008.



    Friday, October 08, 2010 11:55 AM

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  •  Hi,
    I'm currently on a 2008 R2 system, but I think this local builtin group
    has been around since 2008:
    Group Name: Event Log Readers
    Description: Members of this group can read event logs from local machine
    There are multiple ways to add/view members, but I usually add members
    by going to start -> search, type compmgmt.msc, press enter. Then expand
    "Local Users and Groups"\Groups

    -- Mike Burr
    Saturday, October 09, 2010 5:05 PM
  • Hi,

    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.


    Eventlog Key


    Monday, October 11, 2010 3:00 AM
  • Hi miiles,

    You below link is talking about the 2003 OS only.

    What about Windows Server 2008 ?


    S Kannan

    Wednesday, October 20, 2010 7:06 AM