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Windows® Command-Line Administration: Instant Reference by John Paul Mueller

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Chapter 13

Monitoring System Events

In this chapter, you will learn to:

  • Create Simple System Events
  • Trigger System Events
    • Create an Event
    • Delete an Event
    • Query an Event
  • Manage Event Information
    • Display a List of Publishers
    • Get a Publisher
    • Enumerate the Logs
    • Query Log Events
    • Get a Log
    • Get Log Status Information
    • Set a Log
    • Export a Log
    • Archive a Log
    • Clear a Log

The event log used to be a simple affair that contained a few folders or logs. The System log contained system-level events generated by the operating system, the Application log contained application-generated events, and the Security log contained security events, such as audits. Newer versions of Windows also contain these three logs, but now you have a complex affair of specialty ...

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