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Show-EventLog - Powershell 2.0 CmdLet

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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.