Three Ways To Check Event Logs On Remote Computers

by [Published on 23 Nov. 2010 / Last Updated on 31 Oct. 2009]

This article explains how you can check Event Logs on remote computer.

There are three ways to check Event Logs on Remote Computer:

Using Eventvwr.msc snap-in 

Using EventQuery.VBS

Windows Operating Systems (Windows XP and later) provide a built-in command line tool to check Event Logs on remote computers. EventyQuery.VBS ships with Windows. For more information on EventQuery.VBS and its syntaxes, please check out below URL:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb490900.aspx

Using PsLogList.exe 

Sysinternals (now Microsoft Sysinternals) guys have designed a tool called PsLogList. You can script this tool to check Event Logs or capture Event Logs in a text file. For more informtion on PsLogList.exe and to download PsLogList.exe, please see below URL:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897544.aspx

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The Author — Nirmal Sharma

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Nirmal Sharma is a MCSEx3, MCITP and was awarded the Microsoft MVP award in Directory Services and Windows Networking. He specializes in Microsoft Azure, Office 365, Directory Services, Failover Clusters, Hyper-V, PowerShell Scripting and System Center products. Nirmal has been involved with Microsoft Technologies since 1994. In his spare time, he likes to help others and share some of his knowledge by writing tips and articles on various sites and contributing to PowerShell-based Dynamic Packs for www.ITDynamicPacks.Net solutions.

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