How to fix Event Log Service Error 4201

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We want to open the Event Viewer console but we receive the following error:

Error 4201: The instance name passed was not recognized as valid by a WMI data provider.

We will follow the troubleshooting steps bellow.


Not the case.


Pasi de urmat

Open the “C:WindowsSystem32LogFilesWMI” location and find the RtBackup folder:

Go to the Properties of this folder and select Security tab:

Assign full rights for the SYSTEM group:

Click Yes when the system ask for confirmation.

Restart the computer and verify the opening of the Event Viewer console.

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Impact colateral

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