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Get-EventLog – Use Powershell to filter Event Logs

Use Powershell to locate the Errors from Event Logs on Servers

Powershell is indeed a powerful tool. But using it productively for the real world challenges is the key. With Powershell we can achieve a pro-active approach to IT Management within an organisation. Lets take a scenario; say we need to audit the servers regularly to check for System and Application Errors in the EventLogs

Open Powershell as an Administrator and type below command

Get-EventLog -Logname System -EntryType Error -Newest 5 -Computername Server1,Server2,Server3,Server4  | export-csv c:\plogs\errors.csv

Get-EventLog -Logname Application -EntryType Error -Newest 5 -Computername Server1,Server2,Server3,Server4  | export-csv c:\plogs\errors.csv

The above commands extract the latest 5 System and Application errors from the EventLogs of all the specified Servers. You can run this script through a Simple Task Scheduler for daily information

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About Sunil Padmanabhan

An Indian based out of Dubai who started traveling from 2011 and pretty much caught the travel bug. Every year presents itself as an opportunity to visit and explore a new place.

Posted on February 27, 2014, in Powershell and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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