Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Windows Event Logs On Remote System As Different User

We ran into an issue recently where one client had multiple domains set up and access to separate servers required logging in as a different user on a different Active Directory domain. One of the servers was having issues with logging on due to slow performance so we wanted to view the remote logs as a different user, there are a few ways to do this but the easiest I found is run the following at the command prompt.

runas /netonly /user:DOMAIN\USERID "eventvwr.exe"

At this point you will be prompted for the password for that account then the Event Viewer will popup, you can then change it to the Remote Computer Name/IP and you should be good to go.

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