What is get-WinEvent?

Get-WinEvent allows you to filter events using XPath queries, structured XML queries, and hash table queries. If you’re not running PowerShell as an Administrator, you might see error messages that you cannot retrieve information about a log.

How do I filter WinEvent?

To build efficient queries, use the Get-WinEvent cmdlet with the FilterHashtable parameter. FilterHashtable accepts a hash table as a filter to get specific information from Windows event logs. A hash table uses key-value pairs.

How do I get the event log in PowerShell?

PowerShell cmdlets that contain the EventLog noun work only on Windows classic event logs such as Application, System, or Security. To get logs that use the Windows Event Log technology in Windows Vista and later Windows versions, use Get-WinEvent . Get-EventLog uses a Win32 API that is deprecated.

Where are event logs stored by default?

System32\Config folder
By default, Event Viewer log files use the . evt extension and are located in the %SystemRoot%\System32\Config folder. Log file name and location information is stored in the registry.

What are some of the common logs that can be found in the event viewer on a Windows server?

Types of Event Logs They are Information, Warning, Error, Success Audit (Security Log) and Failure Audit (Security Log). An event that describes the successful operation of a task, such as an application, driver, or service. For example, an Information event is logged when a network driver loads successfully.

How do I access my Event Viewer remotely?

How to: Remote Event Log Viewing

  1. Step 1: Open Event Viewer as Admin. Hit start and type event viewer to search for the event viewer.
  2. Step 2: Connect to Another Computer.
  3. Step 3: Enter the Remote Computer Name or IP.
  4. Step 4: Browse the Remote Computer Logs.