Windows has commands to manage system services from command line. Below you can find commands for starting/stopping/enabling/disabling event log service.
Also see View event logs from command line
Command for disabling event log service:
sc config eventlog start= disabled
You need to have administrator privileges to run this command successfully.
To enable event viewer service:
sc config eventlog start= auto
Command to start the service :
net start eventlog
For some reason, stopping the event log service is disabled. We get the below error when we try to stop the service in Windows XP.
C:\>net stop eventlog The requested pause or stop is not valid for this service. More help is available by typing NET HELPMSG 2191.
However, in Windows 7 we can stop the service. Below is the command for this
net stop eventlog
In Vista and Windows 7 all these commands should be run from elevated administrator command prompt. Otherwise it would throw up ‘Access denied’ error like below.
c:\>sc config eventlog start= disabled [SC] OpenService FAILED 5: Access is denied.