Disable Event Viewer Through Group Policy

Hello Friends, Once again I am back with one more knowledge base article. This post containing steps to disable Event Viewer through Group Policy. Event Viewer in machine is the key location which is used for troubleshooting purposes. Event Viewer is a in-built tool which is responsible to maintain all logs for events and tasks getting performed on machine. As a security point of view you can disable it but it’s a good to let it enabled for troubleshooting and other purposes. By default it remains enabled. Let’s see how can we disable that.

Steps To Disable Event Viewer

When we talk about disabling the Event Viewer, it means that the Event Log service needs to be disabled. If you want to disable Event Viewer then first of all open services by running command services.msc. Thereafter stop below services.

Windows Event Collector

Windows Event Log

Thereafter, disable these services. It will stops further logs getting logged into Event Viewer. After that period of time, you won’t see any logs logged with the Event Viewer.

If you have to perform same steps for a number of users/machines in your Domain environment then go with Group Policy. Please follow the below link to achieve that:

Those all steps, mentioned to do via Group Policy, can also be performed on local machine to get worked locally for that machine itself.


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