Setting permissions to write to event log

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This tip explains how to set permissions for ASP.NET to write to the registry without making ASP.NET a local admin.



  1. Run REGEDT32 and navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog and create, for example, APP_LOG.


  2. Open Event Log Viewer and set up the log parameters (size, overwrite, etc.).


  3. In REGEDT32, highlight the log, click Security, and then click Permissions within the form menu.


  4. Click Add to get an NT user selection dialog.


  5. Select the user ASP.NET, click Add and then OK to leave the selection dialog.


  6. Select appropriate permissions of Read or Full Control (or Advanced if a more tailored setting is required).

This was first published in March 2003

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