View the DNS server system event log

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

To view the DNS server system event log

  1. Open DNS.

  2. In the console tree, click DNS Events.


    • DNS/applicable DNS server/Event Viewer/DNS Events


  • To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Administrators group on the local computer, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority. If the computer is joined to a domain, members of the Domain Admins group might be able to perform this procedure. As a security best practice, consider using Run as to perform this procedure.

  • To open DNS, click Start, click Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools, and then double-click DNS.

  • If the DNS server for which you want to view the log is located on another computer, in the console tree, click DNS, and then on the Action menu, click Connect to DNS Server. Click The following computer, and then specify the name or IP address of the remote computer.

Related Topics

Related Topic Icon

DNS server log reference

Related Topic Icon

DNS tools

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.