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

Mitch Tulloch, MVP

The Author — Mitch Tulloch

Mitch Tulloch is a well-known expert on Windows Server administration and cloud computing technologies. He has published over a thousand articles on information technology topics and has written, contributed to or been series editor for over 50 books.

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