Event Log Error Event ID 23 in Windows Server 2008

Have you ever experienced a stream of Event Log errors using Windows Server 2008?
I have, and they’re really annoying. They typically look like this:

The event logging service encountered an error (res=5) while initializing logging resources for channel PowerShell.

To fix this, give Modify permissions to the NT Service\EventLog local user for the %SystemRoot%\System32\winevt folder:

Restart the Windows Event Log service – or restart server – and you should be good to go.


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  2. This is owesome. I spent hours to find out the issue on Windows 2012 and finally you saved me.