PowerTip: Get Latest Entry from Event Log with PowerShell

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Summary: Use Windows PowerShell to get the latest entry from an event log.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I use Windows PowerShell to see the most recent entry from the application log?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer Use the Get-EventLog cmdlet, specify the log name, and use the –Newest 1 parameter, for example:

Get-EventLog application -Newest 1

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