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Connect to another computer in Event Viewer

Updated: January 21, 2005

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

To connect to another computer in Event Viewer

  1. Open Event Viewer.

  2. In the console tree, right click Event Viewer (Local), and then click Connect to another computer

  3. Click Another computer, type the name of the computer, and then click OK. You can also find another computer on the network by clicking Browse.

Notes

  • 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.

  • The other computer can be a workstation running Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows 2000 Professional, or Windows NT Workstation, or a server or domain controller running Windows 2000 Server, Windows NT Server, or a Windows Server 2003 family operating system.

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.

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