PowerTip: Use PowerShell to See Latest Log Entry

Summary: Easily see the newest log entry by using Windows PowerShell.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I use Windows PowerShell to quickly check the most recent entry from a classic event log,
          such as the application, system, or security log?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer Use the Get-EventLog cmdlet and specify the –newest parameter, for example:

Get-EventLog application -new 1

   Or use the Get-WinEvent cmdlet:

Get-WinEvent application -max 1

Comments (3)

  1. Joe says:

    Should the example given be as follows
    Get-EventLog application -newest 1

  2. Joe says:

    Oops. They both work.

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