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Retention method for system log

Updated: January 21, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

Retention method for system log

Description

This security setting determines the "wrapping" method for the system log.

If you do not archive the system log, in the Properties dialog box for this policy, select the Define this policy setting check box, and then click Overwrite events as needed.

If you archive the log at scheduled intervals, in the Properties dialog box for this policy, select the Define this policy setting check box, and then click Overwrite events by days and specify the appropriate number of days in the Retain system log setting. Make sure that the Maximum system log size is large enough to accommodate the interval.

If you must retain all the events in the log, in the Properties dialog box for this policy, select the Define this policy setting check box, and then click Do not overwrite events (clear log manually). This option requires that the log be cleared manually. In this case, when the maximum log size is reached, new events are discarded.

Note

  • This setting does not appear in the Local Computer Policy object.

Default: None.

Configuring this security setting

You can configure this security setting by opening the appropriate policy and expanding the console tree as such: Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Event Log\

For specific instructions about how to configure security policy settings, see Edit security settings on a Group Policy object.

For more information, see:

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