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Write-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
Writes an event to an event log.

Write-EventLog [-LogName] <string> [-Source] <string> [-EventID] <int> [-Message] <string> [[-EntryType] {Error | W
arning | Information | SuccessAudit | FailureAudit}] [-Category <Int16>] [-ComputerName <string>] [-RawData <Byte[]
>] [<CommonParameters>]

The Write-EventLog cmdlet writes an event to an event log.

To write an event to an event log, the event log must exist on the computer and the source must be registered for t
he event log. 

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.