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April 20, 2009  1:44 PM

Parsing the Windows Event log for specific data

Posted by: Jerry Lees
Eventlogs, System Administration, systems management, VBScript, Win32_NTLogEvent

If you've ever tried to find a specific event log entry in a system you know what a chore it can be to find them. Sure, you can filter on the event ID and get closer but, some applications (and system components) log every event that's from the same source as the same event ID. IIS is terribly...

January 2, 2009  3:01 AM

Searching the Windows Eventlog for specific events with WMI

Posted by: Jerry Lees
Systems Administration, systems management, VBScript, Win32_NTLogEvent, Windows Management Interface, WMI

On occasion as a systems administrator you have to find the proverbial needle in the haystack with respect to the events in the event logs. You know what I mean, the one event you care about and need to know when it occured as part of your troubleshooting... then throw in that you need to do it in...


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