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Scaling and Queuing PowerShell Background Jobs

A couple of months ago I had asked the PowerShell MVPs for suggestions on blog topics. Karl Prosser, one of our awesome MVPs, brought up the topic of scaling and queuing background jobs. The scenario is familiar: You have a file containing a bunch of input that you want to process and you don’t want to overburden your computer by ...

Windows Event Log in PowerShell – Part II

In part 1 of “Event logs in Powershell” we talked about differences between Get-EventLog and Get-WinEvent. In this second part we will dig deeper into Get-WinEvent.   Starting in Windows Vista, the Windows Event Log was updated to provide a more powerful event model which allows for events to be easily categorized into logs and ...

Processing Event Logs in PowerShell

PowerShell V2 ships with two sets of cmdlets for processing event logs, one is *-EventLog set and other is Get-WinEvent.   Reading Events: As you can see there are two cmdlets to GET events from event logs , Get-WinEvent and Get-EventLog. Having two cmdlets to do the same thing seems to be counter-intuitive and I will explain the ...

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