"Cannot open log Application on machine" from SQL Log File Viewer

I'm having trouble with the SQL Server Log File Viewer on one of my servers (SQL 2005 Active/Passive cluster) not being able to read the Windows NT Event Log on the server. I'm getting an "Access Denied" error. Consequently I have to RDP to actual machine to read the Event Log [hassle].

What account does the Log File Viewer run under? Apparently it needs more rights.

Any other recommendations?

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asked Oct 12, 2012 at 04:40 PM in Default

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There are several methods mentioned on this blog - http://thelonedba.wordpress.com/2012/09/12/querying-sql-server-event-logs-to-search-for-dbcc-checkdb-output/ from @thomasrushton. You simply need to adjust the methods to search for what you want rather than the DBCC output that the blog is focussing on

My 2 pence says use Log Parser as you can very easily use it to get the log content from a large number of servers with very little alteration.

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answered Oct 13, 2012 at 10:56 AM

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Log Parser looks uber cool, I'll check it out. Thanks for taking the time to help.

Oct 13, 2012 at 07:02 PM willspurgeon

Great that you are going to try LogParser, its a great tool to understand and use. I wrote a series of blogs on it, here's a link to the first one - http://www.simple-talk.com/blogs/2010/05/24/using-logparser-part-1/. it might be of use to you but the documentation that comes with it is really comprehensive. Start a new question here anytime you want a hand.

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