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Troubleshooting Windows Server with PowerShell by Donald Jacobs, Derek Schauland

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© Derek Schauland and Donald Jacobs 2016

Derek Schauland and Donald Jacobs, Troubleshooting Windows Server with PowerShell, 10.1007/978-1-4842-1851-8_2

2. Managing the Windows Event Log

Derek Schauland and Donald Jacobs2

(1)Greenville, Wisconsin, USA

(2)Appleton, Wisconsin, USA

Windows is a complex application, to say the least. Things happen that the user is aware of—for example, starting Microsoft Word—and things happen that the user may not be aware of, such as a privilege audit of a security access to a file on the C drive. In the latter case, the person sitting at the computer sees the folder open or an error about access being denied. The event log contains a record of these events to keep administrators informed about what actions are being ...

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