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    Dear All,

    Good Day.......

    I am having 18 microsoft based 2003 servers and requirement is to save all servers log in a centrilized server....following link from microsoft:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/216169/
    i did it via \\ip\shared folder or with map drive but logs are still saving in local server....

    can any 1 tell me how can i resolve this issue........

  • #2
    Re: Moving Event logs to a dedicated Server

    You can define the local path not the network path.

    The best way is to use a script to backup event logs on a network path.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/318763

    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scr....mspx?mfr=true

    Regards,
    Kapil Sharma
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Life is too short, Enjoy It.

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    • #3
      Re: Moving Event logs to a dedicated Server

      Dear Thanks for fruitfull response.....

      I guess we can define the network path too....please watch this link:
      http://forums.petri.com/showthread.php?t=11693

      I did as this link guide but with no results....

      I'll appreciate if some 1 gimme a soloution for it either from microsoft or from a third part tool..

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      • #4
        Re: Moving Event logs to a dedicated Server

        Why saving the eventviewer logfiles?
        It's quite useless to save eventlogs for years. You'll never ever will using old logfiles or at least I never have used old logfiles..

        Personally I would say look at MOM for the monitoring.
        Marcel
        Technical Consultant
        Netherlands
        http://www.phetios.com
        http://blog.nessus.nl

        MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
        "No matter how secure, there is always the human factor."

        "Enjoy life today, tomorrow may never come."
        "If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill"

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        • #5
          Re: Moving Event logs to a dedicated Server

          Dear Dumber,

          I remember in Linux enviornment we can create a spread partition for log files,

          In my case question is not to view or y to view log files.

          Question is how can I change the default location for the log files where taking into consideration that changing and saving event logs in centralized server.

          This is what my requirement/questions is only!!!


          Regards..

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          • #6
            Re: Moving Event logs to a dedicated Server

            Well script it if you want to put you're time in it.

            I think it is not possible and I would found it strange if it would.
            If the centralized eventlog server is not accessable you're servers might crash.
            If you don't notice the inaccessable of the evenlog server and you'll reboot an other server, it won't boot because the eventviewer can't start logging.

            You can use and modify this article:
            http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scr....mspx?mfr=true

            or use this tool and start a copy afterwards to the unc path.
            http://support.microsoft.com/kb/318763
            Marcel
            Technical Consultant
            Netherlands
            http://www.phetios.com
            http://blog.nessus.nl

            MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
            "No matter how secure, there is always the human factor."

            "Enjoy life today, tomorrow may never come."
            "If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill"

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