While we migrate all our servers to Windows Server 2008, quite often we need to manage remote event logs from Windows 6.+ machines.
However, the new Log Event Viewer introduced in Windows Vista can not read “old” event logs from XP and 2003 machines.
I thought the only way to solve this issue was installing the Client AdminTools for W2K3, however, today I’ve found a better solution:
Did you know that the “classic” event viewer is still available in the new OSs?
Just register els.dll (yes, with regsvr32) and load the Snap-In.
And that’s it !!