Event ID descriptions truncated.

NT allows servers to be managed from NT workstations or Win9x workstations if
the NT Server Tools are installed. I would not recommend using Win9x
workstations for this purpose. If you must do so, be aware that viewing NT event
logs using these tools will result in truncated event ID descriptions if the
hidden administrative shares of the NT server with the event logs has been
disabled. Event logs do not actually contain the description strings. What is
actually stored in the event log is an event id and number. The corresponding
description is pulled from the approproriate dlls. Disabling the hidden admin
shares blocks access to the system executables with the embedded descriptions.

Event Log Tips:

Archiving Event Logs
Event Log explained
How to Delete
Corrupt Event Viewer Log Files


Restrict access to Application
and System event logs

Security Event

Security Events Logon Type

Security Log Location
Suppress Browser Event Log Messages
Suppress Prevent logging of print jobs
System events in NT4 SP4
User Authentication with Windows NT
User Rights, Definition and List

Frank Heyne has made
available a Windows NT Eventlog FAQ .

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