Sometimes you need to connect the remote computer with different
credentials (Tree -> Connect with different credentials).
Such situation can occur when your account doesn't have enough
permissions to access a remote log. However when you try to connect
with different credentials, you may get credential conflict
Multiple connection to a sever or a shared resource by the
same user, using more then one user name, are not allowed.
This error message appears in the Connect Error dialog, if connection is failed
due to credentials conflict.
There are 3 ways to resolve this issue:
1. Disconnect previous connections to the server.
You can do it in the Connect
Sometimes this method doesn't work properly, e.g. when another
local process reestablish connection to the server, and sometimes
this method is not allowed because you may need the previous
2. Connect the remote server using IP address, instead of the
Just add a new computer to the tree, specifying it's IP address.
E.g. if the remote server's IP address is 192.168.1.1, you can add
it as \\192.168.1.1 or even 192.168.1.1
3. Run Event Log Explorer using different (required)
In Windows XP you can just click right mouse button on the Event
Log Explorer shortcut and select . Then specify user name and password in the Run As dialog and press OK.
See also: Credential Manager
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