Using the Scan Management snap-in in conjunction with Event Viewer, you can view scan-related events logged by a scan server.

To view scan server events
  1. Open Scan Management.

  2. In the left pane, click Scan Servers.

  3. In the center pane, right-click the applicable scan server, and do the following:

    1. Click View All Logs to view both administrative and operational scan events.

    2. Click View Admin Logs to view only administrative scan events.

    3. Click View Operational Logs to view only operational scan events.

    4. In Event Viewer, in the center pane, you can view, filter, and save scan events.

Additional considerations

  • To open Scan Management, click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and click Scan Management.

  • To allow scan server events to be viewed from a remote computer using Remote Desktop, the Remote Event Log Management rule must be enabled in Windows Firewall. To allow this, click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and click Windows Firewall with Advanced Security. In the left pane, click Inbound Rules and in the center pane, right-click Remote Event Log Management and then click Enable Rule.

  • In a domain with Internet Protocol security (IPsec) enabled, scanners must support and be configured for IPsec in order for scanner events to be logged. IPsec does not allow scanners that are not IPsec compliant to send data to a scan server that is in a domain with IPsec enabled.

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