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Important This article contains information about modifying the registry. Before you modify the registry, make sure to back it up and make sure that you understand how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For information about how to back up, restore, and edit the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/256986/ )Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry
When you try to access the Application log, the System log, the directory service log, the DNS server log, or the file replication service log on a Microsoft Windows Server 2003-based computer, you may receive an error message that is similar to the following:
Unable to complete the operation on event log. Access is denied.
This problem occurs if the Domain Users group is a member of the built-in Guests group. By default, the built-in Guests group does not have access to the event logs.
Warning If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.
If your computer is a domain controller, follow these steps to resolve this problem:
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