While we migrate all our servers to Windows Server 2008,  quite often we need to manage remote event logs from Windows 6.+ machines.

However, the new Log Event Viewer introduced in Windows Vista can not read “old” event logs from XP and 2003 machines.

I thought the only way to solve this issue was installing the Client AdminTools for W2K3, however, today I’ve found a better solution:

Did you know that the “classic” event viewer is still available in the new OSs?

Just register els.dll (yes, with regsvr32) and load the Snap-In.

And that’s it !!

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