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Control Event Log behavior when the log file reaches its maximum size

This policy setting controls Event Log behavior when the log file reaches its maximum size. If you enable this policy setting and a log file reaches its maximum size new events are not written to the log and are lost. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting and a log file reaches its maximum size new events overwrite old events. Note: Old events may or may not be retained according to the “Backup log automatically when full” policy setting.


Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows -> EventLog -> Setup # Retention

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Windows Components -> Event Log Service -> Setup

Notes

* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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