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Win32_NTLogEvent vbscript sample code

The foundations for Manageability in Windows is Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI; formerly WBEM) and WMI extensions for Windows Driver Model (WDM).

ActiveXperts Network Monitor provides the ability to build monitor check routines based on WMI. ActiveXperts has collected more than a hundred WMI samples. You can use these samples as a base for new check routines you can write yourself. The Win32_NTLogEvent WMI class can be used in ActiveXperts Network Monitor to monitor your servers.


The Win32_NTLogEvent WMI class is used to translate instances from the Windows NT event log. An application must have SeSecurityPrivilege in order to receive events from the security event log, otherwise "Access Denied" is returned to the application.

Sample Code

On Error Resume Next
strComputer = "."
Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:\\" & strComputer & "\root\cimv2")
Set colItems = objWMIService.ExecQuery("Select * from Win32_NTLogEvent",,48)
For Each objItem in colItems
    Wscript.Echo "Category: " & objItem.Category
    Wscript.Echo "CategoryString: " & objItem.CategoryString
    Wscript.Echo "ComputerName: " & objItem.ComputerName
    Wscript.Echo "Data: " & objItem.Data
    Wscript.Echo "EventCode: " & objItem.EventCode
    Wscript.Echo "EventIdentifier: " & objItem.EventIdentifier
    Wscript.Echo "InsertionStrings: " & objItem.InsertionStrings
    Wscript.Echo "Logfile: " & objItem.Logfile
    Wscript.Echo "Message: " & objItem.Message
    Wscript.Echo "RecordNumber: " & objItem.RecordNumber
    Wscript.Echo "SourceName: " & objItem.SourceName
    Wscript.Echo "TimeGenerated: " & objItem.TimeGenerated
    Wscript.Echo "TimeWritten: " & objItem.TimeWritten
    Wscript.Echo "Type: " & objItem.Type
    Wscript.Echo "User: " & objItem.User