Vista's Setup log

by Mitch Tulloch [Published on 23 Aug. 2006 / Last Updated on 23 Aug. 2006]

How to disable Vista's Setup log

Windows Vista includes a Setup log which can be viewed and analyzed using Event Viewer. By default new Setup events generated are added to this log, but you can disable this functionality using local Group Policy as follows:

1. Type gpedit.msc in the Start Search box and hit Enter.

2. Click Continue when the UAC prompt appears.

3. Navigate to the following policy location:

Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Event Log Service\ Setup

4. Disable the following policy setting:

Turn on logging

Cheers,
Mitch Tulloch, MVP
http://www.mtit.com

The Author — Mitch Tulloch

Mitch Tulloch is a widely recognized expert on Windows administration, networking, and security. He has been repeatedly awarded Most Valuable Professional (MVP) status by Microsoft for his outstanding contributions in supporting users who deploy and use Microsoft platforms, products and solutions. Mitch has published over two hundred articles on different IT websites and magazines, and he has written or contributed to almost two dozen books and is lead author for the Windows 7 Resource Kit from Microsoft Press. For more information, see www.mtit.com .

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