Talk:Event Viewer

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Whats the relation between CLFS and Event Viewer/Windows Event Log? Is it a physical file system or a virtual one running on top of NTFS/FAT32? These should be made clear. --soum talk 18:51, 25 October 2007 (UTC)

I've no idea. I've removed the section from the article. It was unsourced and doesn't meet our NPOV requirements anyways... -/- Warren 23:39, 25 October 2007 (UTC)


I was looking for the name of the executable for event viewer and didn't find it in the article. It's mmc.exe in Windows XP. I think it would be worth mentioning? (talk) 10:38, 18 May 2009 (UTC)

No, the mmc is the microsoft management console, %SystemRoot%\system32\eventvwr.msc is the related file, which is opened in the mmc. but the mmc itself has little to do with the events. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:07, 9 June 2010 (UTC) fuck--->you

XPath expressions[edit]

The first XPath expression was wrong: It tested for an Event where: EventData has *any* TargetUserName data AND *any* data is "JUser". I also changed the other XPath expressions to weed them out from the same syntax (which may not have been wrong in the other cases, only confusing / redundant). Also the description of the others was confusing: As I read it, it said that if any field (node) is a string that contains "JUser", there would be a match. However, it matches only if the *whole* node's value is "JUser". Lionel Elie Mamane (talk) 08:42, 8 July 2011 (UTC)

Article mixes Event Viewer and the Event Logging system[edit]

I think the article should be split. There is not yet a page for the windows eventlog service. Richie765 (talk) 18:20, 3 November 2014 (UTC)

Refrsh required[edit]

Would be good if somebody with knowledge could extend the article and explain how Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 fit in this picture. Has anything changed. --SvenDK (talk) 08:36, 20 April 2016 (UTC)

Speaking of scammers[edit]

It appears they may be using domains lately. I'm contacting them about shutting down this one I took a snapshot of

If someone calls you at home and instructs you to download .exe files from a page like this, please beware. I would not download them.

Strangely they ask to use the 'run' command to access that weird numerical subsite instead of just typing it into the browser bar. Not sure why, maybe to bypass safeties. I tested it in incognito a firewall and didn't run the .exe files so I hope that's safe.

Feel free to act like you're going along with the caller if you have some spare time though. The more time of theirs you waste, the less time they have to spend scamming the next potential victim who might be more trusting. Ranze (talk) 18:50, 8 August 2016 (UTC)

I had some spare time, so I sort of followed their instructions. I searched for "www.supremocontrol scam" and "eventvwr scam" and read out the results to them. They seem to call every few weeks. Eventually they tell me to stop wasting their time; a bit rich for someone who's wasting mine! They won't give me an email, or a phone number. Sometimes they just ring off very quickly. Most of the people I know have also had regular calls from them. They must have a huge staff, but I can't find an answer about how many. The Microsoft Community has at least one page on the subject.[1]Johnragla (talk) 08:06, 11 November 2016 (UTC)