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Show-EventLog - Powershell 2.0 CmdLet

Microsoft Windows PowerShell is a command-line shell and scripting tool based on the Microsoft .NET Framework. It is designed for system administrators, engineers and developers to control and automate the administration of Windows and applications.

More than hundred command-line tools (so called "cmdlets") can be used to perform system administration tasks and Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI). These cmdlets are easy to use, with standard naming conventions and common parameters, and standard tools for piping, sorting, filtering, and formatting data and objects.


Short description
Displays the event logs of the local or a remote computer in Event Viewer.

Show-EventLog [[-ComputerName] <string>] [<CommonParameters>]

The Show-EventLog cmdlet opens Event Viewer on the local computer and displays in it all of the classic event logs 
on the local computer or a remote computer.  

To open Event Viewer on Windows Vista and later versions of Windows, the current user must be a member of the Admin
istrators group on the local computer. 

The cmdlets that contain the EventLog noun (the EventLog cmdlets) work only on classic event logs. To get events fr
om logs that use the Windows Event Log technology in Windows Vista and later versions of Windows, use Get-WinEvent.