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Weekend Scripter: Test Performance of Event Log Queries—The Video

Summary: Ed Wilson, Microsoft Scripting Guy, talks about comparing the performance of various Windows PowerShell event log queries.Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today I present a video where I talk about examining the performance of various queries from the event log.Note  For more information about this technique, see ...

Check Performance of Event Log Queries

Summary: Ed Wilson, Microsoft Scripting Guy, talks about checking the performance of various event log queries. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of the great things about Windows PowerShell is that I can use Windows PowerShell to see how it is doing and how to optimize it. Sometimes the difference between one query and another ...

Understanding XML and XPath

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, explores XML and XPath. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of the things that confused me for a long time about using the Get-WinEvent cmdlet is the difference between the –FilterXPath parameter and the –FilterXml parameters. Part of the problem is that there are nearly no ...

Data Mine the Windows Event Log by Using PowerShell and XML

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Get-WinEvent in Windows PowerShell with FilterXML to parse event logs. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today I am sipping a cup of English Breakfast tea. In my pot, I decided to add a bit of spearmint, peppermint, licorice root, lemon peel, orange peel, and lime peel ...

Use FilterHashTable to Filter Event Log with PowerShell

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using a filter hash table to filter the event log with Windows PowerShell. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. The weather here in Charlotte, North Carolina has turned hot and humid. As a result, the Scripting Wife decided to migrate north for a while. Actually, she is attending...

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