System event logs are an important tool for tracking important events, errors, and warnings that occur during the system’s operation.
A system event log stores event messages, error reports, or any unexpected events that occur during execution of a Windows-based application.
Event messages can be generated by hardware or software errors.
These events may include system failures, errors, or warnings.
Event messages can be separated into two types:
1. Error events: These messages describe the error, and the type of error. In cases of errors, they are recorded in system event logs. 2. Warning events: These events report error conditions or events that may indicate a future problem, such as disk errors. Event logs can be an important tool to troubleshoot system problems, so if you’re unable to view event logs, you need to follow the steps below.
- If you face the View system event log in Windows server 2003 error, you can try running the server in Safe Mode.
- The View system event log in Windows server 2003 error can also happen if the server is not properly installed.
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Log into the server using Remote Desktop Connection
- Enter the server’s IP address into Remote Desktop Connection’s Host Name or IP address field.
- Enter the name of the user who’s logged in using Remote Desktop Connection in the user account field.
- Click on the Connect button.
- Open the Windows Start menu.
- Type eventvwr.msc in the search box, and click on the relevant search result.
- Click on the Windows Logs option.
- Click on the System option.
- Select the Application option.
- Click on a listed event.
Open the Event Viewer
- Do this by right-clicking the Start button and selecting Control Panel.
- Click Administrative Tools to open the window in the snapshot directly below.
- Double-click Event Viewer to open the window in the snapshot directly below.
- Then, select the Windows Logs option listed on the left.
- Next, click the Advanced Filter option.
- Select any system event log listed within the System section.
- Click on the Apply button.
- Then, press the OK button to close the window.
- Thereafter, click Open to open the window shown in the snapshot directly below.
Make sure the Event log service is running
- Open the Services Control Panel applet.
- Select the Event Log service.
- Click the Properties button.
- Select the Log On tab.
- Click the This Account radio button.
- Then select the This account option.
- Click the Apply button.