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Accessing Windows 7 event viewer from Windows XP

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Rich L, Feb 5, 2010.

  1. Rich L

    Rich L Flightless Bird

    Most of our computers are Windows XP SP3. We have a few Windows 7 computers.
    We have noticed, that (even though er have admin rights to the destination
    computer) when I try to access a Windows 7 computer's event viewer from
    Windows XP Computer Management console, we get the error on on our Windows XP
    computer: "Unable to connect to computer "hostname". The error was: Netowkr
    path is not found." However, the "shared folders" and "Local Users and
    groups" portion of computer management work fine connecting to Windows 7 from
    XP.
    Are there any plug-ins or updates for Windows XP that will allow me to view
    Windows 7 event logs from an XP computer?
     
  2. Pegasus [MVP]

    Pegasus [MVP] Flightless Bird

    "Rich L" <RichL@discussions.microsoft.com> said this in news item
    news:4526F111-3A66-4A9A-B1D3-2C10990D1C61@microsoft.com...
    > Most of our computers are Windows XP SP3. We have a few Windows 7
    > computers.
    > We have noticed, that (even though er have admin rights to the
    > destination
    > computer) when I try to access a Windows 7 computer's event viewer from
    > Windows XP Computer Management console, we get the error on on our Windows
    > XP
    > computer: "Unable to connect to computer "hostname". The error was:
    > Netowkr
    > path is not found." However, the "shared folders" and "Local Users and
    > groups" portion of computer management work fine connecting to Windows 7
    > from
    > XP.
    > Are there any plug-ins or updates for Windows XP that will allow me to
    > view
    > Windows 7 event logs from an XP computer?


    The structure of the Windows 7 event viewer is quite different from the one
    you find in WinXP. I suspect that the error message you see really means:
    Sorry, eventvwr.exe(WinXP) is unable to process Windows 7 event viewer
    files. And no, I am not aware of any suitable plug-ins.
     

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