Reset an event log to default settings
Updated: January 21, 2005
Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2
To reset an event log to default settings
Open Event Viewer.
In the console tree, click the log you want to reset.
On the Action menu, click Properties.
On the General tab, click Restore Defaults.
To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Administrators group, or have been delegated the appropriate authority, on the target computer. If the computer is joined to a domain, members of the Domain Admins group might be able to perform this procedure. As a security best practice, consider using Run as to perform this procedure. For more information, see Default local groups, Default groups, and Using Run as.
To open Event Viewer, click Start, click Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Event Viewer.
For more information about event log settings, see Understanding event logging options in Related Topics.
Information about functional differences
Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.