I have a Windows Server 2008 64Bit Standard and I am having problems getting the Event Viewer to display on the server. When I click on the Event Viewer, I get the following Error Message – Event Log Service is unavailable. Verify that the service is running. I went into the Windows services and tried to start “Windows Event Log” service and then get the following error: Error Message – Windows could not start the Windows Event log service on (Server Name). Error 4201: The Instance name passed was not recognized as valid by a WMI data provider. Any idea on how to fix it?
Corpus Christi, TX
This problem can be caused by a permissions issue to the: C:\Windows\System32\LogFiles\WMI\RtBackup directory. The SYSTEM group needs full control permissions for the directory. Here are some steps on how to fix the problem.
- Start Windows in Safe mode.
- Open the “C:\Windows\System32\LogFiles\WMI” folder.
- Right-click on the RtBackup folder and choose Properties.
- Click the Security tab, and click the Edit button.
- Click Add, type SYSTEM and click OK button.
- On the “Full control” Permission select “Allow”.
- Click OK, and then click “Yes” button when asked for confirmation
- Restart Windows (in Normal mode), and verify if the Windows Event Service has started.
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