Using WMI to get Windows Event Collector Logs RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi.

    Using WMI to query the eventlog is quite simple, using Win32_NTLogEvent, for example:

    Get-WmiObject -query "SELECT *FROM Win32_NTLogEvent WHERE (logfile='Application' and SourceName='Something')

    However, if i want to query a log that contains events collected with Windows Event Collector, they don't show up in the results, even tho events from other sources in the same log does.

    I can use  the cmdlet Get-Eventlog to retrieve WEC events, but that does not solve my problem.

    Get-EventLog HardwareEvents

     What i am trying to do, is to use the __InstanceCreationEvent and do something (forward it to a kafka instance) when a new event is inserted in the log. See example from Scripting Guy and Logstash Eventlog input module for example usage. 

    $query = "Select * from __InstanceCreationEvent Where TargetInstance ISA 'Win32_NTLogEvent' And (TargetInstance.LogFile = 'HardwareEvents')"
    $Eventwatcher = New-Object management.managementEventWatcher $Query
    $Event = $Eventwatcher.waitForNextEvent()

    This works perfectly for normal logs, but not with forwarded events from Windows Event Collector.

    Any suggestions? 

    Best regards

    • Moved by Bill_Stewart Tuesday, July 21, 2015 9:46 PM Abandoned
    Friday, May 22, 2015 6:26 AM

All replies