When troubleshooting problems or investigating potential security breaches, the Windows event log is a great place to start. Windows provides an extensive list of various event logs grouped by a provider with a sometimes staggering number of events recorded within. With all of these events being recorded, it’s hard to figure out what’s going on. One way to search event logs across not one but hundreds of servers at once is with PowerShell.
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When an operating system crashes, a server stops responding to ping, or a simple PowerShell DSC configuration needs to be debugged, where’s the first place a sysadmin goes? The event log. The Windows event log records a wealth of information. Let’s see how we can automate log reviews.