EventLogSession instantiation fails with .NET Core 3.0.0-preview8 RRS feed

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  • I am trying to read windows logs of the remote machine using .NET Core 3.0.0-preview8 version as the documents supports EventLogSession from .NET Core 3.0.0-preview8. But when I am running the sample code snippet to create a session from EventLogSession it failed at runtime below is the stacktrace

    Unhandled exception. System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
       at System.Diagnostics.Eventing.Reader.EventLogPermissionHolder.GetEventLogPermission()
       at System.Diagnostics.Eventing.Reader.EventLogSession..ctor(String server, String domain, String user, SecureString password, SessionAuthentication logOnType)
       at WincTest1.Program.Main(String[] args) in D:\JIRA\Framework\WincModernisation\WincTest1\Program.cs:line 37

    Below is the code snippet

    using System;
    using System.Diagnostics;
    using System.Threading;
    using System.Diagnostics.Eventing.Reader;
    using System.Security;
    using System.Collections.Generic;
    using System.Linq;
    using System.IO;
    using System.Text;
    using System.Threading.Tasks.Dataflow;
    using System.Threading.Tasks;
    using System.Xml.Linq;
    using System.Text.RegularExpressions;
    namespace WincTest1
        class Program
            static void Main(string[] args)
                String password = "Password";
                SecureString securePassword = null;
                char[] passwordArr;
                if (password != null)
                    securePassword = new SecureString();
                    passwordArr = password.ToCharArray();
                    for (int i = 0; i < passwordArr.Length; i++)
                EventLogSession session = new EventLogSession("", "domain", "username", securePassword, SessionAuthentication.Default);
                Console.WriteLine("Log name " + session.GetLogNames());

    <Project Sdk="Microsoft.NET.Sdk">
        <PackageReference Include="System.Core" Version="3.5.21022.801" />
        <PackageReference Include="System.Diagnostics.EventLog" Version="4.5.0" />
        <PackageReference Include="TaskScheduler" Version="2.8.15" />

    Friday, September 6, 2019 10:39 AM

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