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If you want to log to Windows Event Viewer you need to first create the EventLog and source. You can do this in C# or PowerShell. I’ve used LinqPad on the server before (run as administrator), but PowerShell can do the same thing. You could then run this as a script. I haven’t used PowerShell a lot, but it was a good experience using it.

 

Create the Event Log with source

new-eventlog -logname MyLogMaybeYourCompanyName -source MyApplicationName

Write to the Event Log to test

write-eventlog -logname MyLogMaybeYourCompanyName -source MyApplicationName-entrytype Information -message "TestMessage from PowerShell" -eventid 3001

Get the entries in the Event Log

you don’t have to open Event Viewer.

get-eventLog -LogName MyLogMaybeYourCompanyName -source MyApplicationName

Remove the Source from the Event Log

remove-eventlog -source MyApplicationName

 

Resources:

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh849847.aspx

http://blogs.technet.com/b/heyscriptingguy/archive/2013/02/01/use-powershell-to-create-and-to-use-a-new-event-log.aspx

Posted on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 11:08 AM | Back to top


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