Monthly Archives: December 2008

PowerShell User Group 2009

Two meetings are planned for early 2009. January 21st – Microsoft Reading – Webcast with Jeffrey Snover   February 10th – Microsoft Cardinal Place London – After the Powershell event in the afternoon – Jonathan Noble will be speaking   … Continue reading

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CTP3 – Write-EventLog

Last of the new event log cmdlets is Write-EventLog.  I showed how to write to the event log here http://richardsiddaway.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!43CFA46A74CF3E96!275.entry.  This is still valid for PowerShell v1 or v2.  In v2 we can make life a bit simpler by using … Continue reading

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CTP3 – New-EventLog

I have shown how to create an event log using simple .NET code a couple of times including http://richardsiddaway.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!43CFA46A74CF3E96!278.entry.  CTP 3 brings us a cmdlet that we can use to perform this act.  New-EventLog is used as follows. New-EventLog -LogName … Continue reading

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PowerGUI – PowerShell Help

I have mentioned PowerGUI many times – I especially like the editor.  There is a large, and growing, library of PowerGUI powerpacks (additional functionality) available for download from http://www.powergui.org. I have just added the PowerShell Help powerpack to my system.  … Continue reading

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CTP3 – Remove-EventLog

Remove-EventLog is a new cmdlet in CTP3.  It brings the following parameters: ComputerNameLogNameSourceVerboseDebugErrorActionWarningActionErrorVariableWarningVariableOutVariableOutBufferWhatIfConfirm The Source is how applications write to the event log – it is possible to just remove one or more sources rather than the whole event log. … Continue reading

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CTP3 – Clear-EventLog

Continuing our tour around the event log cmdlets we come to Clear-EventLog.  This does exactly what it says – it clears the entries out of one or more logs. Note that it does not backup the entries in anyway – … Continue reading

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CTP3 – Limit-EventLog

If we look at the event logs that are present on our system we will see how the logs are configured in terms of maximum size, retention days and the action to take in the event of the log becoming … Continue reading

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