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Working with Batch File

I'm in need a bat file to clear Event Viewer logs and re-boot computer...or help in modifying the ones I already have so that once ran from an administrator prompt, it'd clear the logs...and reboot ...
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How can I determine whether a Windows logoff was manual or automated?

Here are two common ways users can be logged off of Windows: Manual: The user logs off manually Automated: The windows system logs off the user automatically via some mechanism Is there any way to ...
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How to know if I was working during the day or during the night?

I am working with my computer (Windows 10 Enterprise), sometimes during the day and sometimes during the night. I don't switch off my computer when I go at home. Is there a way (like in the event ...
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How to use Get-WinEvent to get all information between a specific time period?

Some background I am encountering some crash and freeze issues I want to get a better handle on. For this, I want to investigate all available event & log information for a specific time period. I ...
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Does a scheduled task in Windows that is triggered by an event run continually?

I created a scheduled task in Windows 7 that is supposed to be triggered when an event happens. Well, the event happened, and the action did not get performed? Does a scheduled task in Windows that ...
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Auditing relevant data and then extracting it

I've turned on (and then off again) auditing on our Fileserver (windows 2012r2) We have about 8 directories that are being written to and have about 50 directories in total. I have added auditing onto ...
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MS Outlook : Method to import reoccurring events (i.e. birthday list)

Starting-point is an Excel-List containing the names and dates of birth for a lot of person. Those should be imported to Outlook as event series (yearly reoccurring event). Outlooks CSV-import doesn't ...
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How to find when a user is started and ended a session on computer based on Windows Event Log?

As part of some research I need to collect working hours of all the workers in my company. I have no code execution of their PCs, but I can collected any type of event log from their computer. I need ...
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About - Lenovo System Interface Foundation Driver

Yesterday I opened Event Viewer on Windows 10 and I saw some warnings and 1 error about ESENT 455 (That error was easy to fix by putting some missing files in the right place and now it's ok). ...
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How does alarm or any other time based applications work?

I have always been wondering that when we set an alarm on our mobile device, it keeps on checking the system time and tries to match it to the value set. This way, alarms might consume lot of CPU ...
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Removing annoying click-handling logic from websites

There are a lot of websites out there that block your ability to right click or select text. I believe it's done as a sort of half-assed security measure to prevent people from copying text or images. ...
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Run a task when screen sleeps

I have a task in task scheduler and I want to run this task once the screen sleeps not the computer. I’ve tried setting the Trigger to be “On Idle” but didn’t work, and I tried setting the trigger to ...
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Powershell Monitor Clipboard Change

I'm trying monitor clipboard change by powershell, and not consider to use comparing (Get-Clipboard) before and after change because it cannot distinguish between "two copy are identical" and "haven't ...
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FileSystemWatcher does not hear events when application changes files

I have a Powershell Core script that uses FileSystemWatcher to listen for changes in a directory recursively. It behaves as expected when a user uses Windows Explorer or a shell to add or modify a ...
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Does/can Windows 10 keep track of file moves/copies/shortcut creations?

Numerous times a day, I get the feeling that I accidentally created a shortcut in File Explorer, or that I accidentally copied or moved a dir/file. I keep looking for the "History box", but then ...
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How to log Custom Views in Event Viewer (Windows Server 2012 )

I created a Custom View in Event Viewer (Windows Server 2012) that displays events from by a specified source (Sugar2SvcNow Log in attached screen shot). I'm trying to save all the events in this ...
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View historical record of applications used on a PC

I want to access the exact time at which I turned on/off a program on windows 10. How can I find such records? e.g. "Word.exe is started at 09:10 and terminated at 12:03." I cannot find this in the ...
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Event external display

Does anyone know which event and event ID is triggered when an external monitor is connected and disconnected? I can't seem to found an answer online. What I would like to use it for is when the ...
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Any way to see what processes are filtering or reassigning events? And/or can OS do this itself?

I've downloaded the respected utility X-Mouse Button Control, which can translate button events into other events. Autohotkey is another such application. I believe my work PC has some utility, ...
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Computer randomly shuts off and restarts with Reason Code: 0x500ff

My buddy's computer keeps randomly restarting. Usually when he's playing a game. It has randomly restarted just when he's on YouTube.  Event Viewer says: The process C:\Windows\system32\winlogon....
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Does the time change on thin clients to sync up to what application say the time is?

I know this question is not put the best way and I can edit it to read better after I have a better understanding of this. We are using a Windows 10 Enterprise environment that is VMI and VDI based. ...
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Write to Windows Event Viewer from log file

I have a log file "logs.log" that include the status of one of the applications, and I want to write these logs in Windows Events Viewer. the output in that file as below: 24/01/2019 16:33:26 app(...
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Windows - automatic backup of usb drives

I'm very prone to lose usb dongles, I want now to configure windows 'scheduled task' that each time it sees an event with 'insertion' of my drive it copys all the content in a specific folder (c>\...
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Run a program when display orientation changes

I've been messing with task scheduler on a tablet recently (completely new to this), mostly for visual things atm. There is a program I run that I need to restart every time the device changes ...
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Business reason for an Analyst [closed]

One of our IT Security Analysts is out on maternity leave She had wiped the Windows Event Viewer logs off of a PC. Before we confront her we wanted to find out if there is any business reason for ...
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Event Viewer filter by source disabled

I've tried looking around other posts here as well as Microsoft community pages but to no luck. In my environment (Windows 10), the filtering by source is Event Viewer is blank, and I cannot open ...
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powershell : how to detect an uninstalled usb device?

I would like my Powershell script to detect when I plug in a usb device. I have set the GPOs to block the automatic installation of usb devices. For now I am using this command to detect when a usb ...
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Multiple similar information event in a few seceods

I was checking Windows Event Viewer and noticed that multiple exactly similar information events related to my touch pad driver is recorded, all separated by just a few seconds. The event description ...
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Thunderbird Add-on "Lightning": What is the difference between "Event" and "Task"?

If creating some date: When should I use Event instead of Task and the other way around? I saw that Task is also supporting start time and due time. Why does that make sense? When do I use which of ...
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MS Outlook - Set up alert showing all events for a day at specific hour

Right now, an alert is set by default at 15 minutes before an event to show up as a reminder. However, I'd like to have an alert every day in the morning that tells me which events I have today. Is ...
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What is the Win 10 Event ID for when a crash dump is created?

What is the Win 10 Event ID for when a crash dump (not the BSOD kind) is created?
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Measure EPS (Events per Seconds)

I want to measure the EPS metric, or the number of processed events per seconds in my device. I read that the most accurate measurement of EPS is to use a simple syslog server, such as Kiwi Syslog ...
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On "Power-Troubleshooter" event in Task Scheduler not triggering

I am attempting to run an event via Task Scheduler in order to restart my trackpad driver (code to do so below) every time my system wakes up, as a troubleshooting measure. However, in Task Scheduler, ...
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How to Create a Windows Task that activates on event in Powershell

Hey I need to create a windows task that acts much like the Logoff Scripts in Group Policy (our environment does not have AD) do. The task needs to run as the logged in user so that the script can ...
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A logon was attempted using explicit credentials. event ID 4648

i am seeing this error on 3 pcs on the network and on our server, they are coming from 1 account that has been deleted and 2 that are still on the PC's. we are on a regular workgroup network with 2012 ...
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Is there a generic Android<==>PC app that exists for events? For example, when my phone rings, I want to mute the volume or run a command on the PC

I am looking for an app that talks to the PC through its own event API, allowing me to trigger events on the PC when something happens on the phone. Similar to how Cerberus App can remote-control ...
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Write Windows shutdown time to logfile

I try to automatically log the startup and shutdown times of my Windows Client (Windows 7 and newer) to a log file for later analysis. Therefore I created a task in Task Scheduler which executes the ...
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Windows Startup, Run An Application After Domain Connection Is Ready

I have an old software which does some work on domain as soon as it started. (Like sending a message to the server using MSMQ). This software should start automatically when computer starts. (When ...
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Efficient short life FTP server on AWS

I have a website for my business that integrates with other services in my industry. Most of those services send files strictly via FTP to their partners. When I receive a file via FTP, I generate an ...
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Windows event id for battery level change

I need to create a task in TS based on battery level change. Let's say my battery drops from 67% to 66%. How can I run a task based on this event. Does Windows log this at all? I couldn't find this ...
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Adding route automatically after a successful VPN connection in Windows 10

I'm trying on my W10 to perform an automatic "route" command after a successful VPN connection. I tried it based on this short description here which is for W7 but seems so similar, but I ...
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What is “call to ScRegSetValueExW failed for FailureActions”?

On a Windows 7 x64 system I find this entry in my eventlog multiple times after startup and once before shutdown. Der Aufruf "ScRegSetValueExW" ist für "FailureActions" aufgrund folgenden Fehlers ...
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Set Windows to close application when the lid is being closed [duplicate]

I need to be able to configure Windows 7+ to close all instances of Microsoft Remote Desktop application when the lid of the laptop is being closed. On MacOS I can achieve this via osascript. Could ...
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Find Windows error in Event Viewer

I am pretty new to Windows administration, however I need to learn fast. I received the following error while trying to diagnose a network interface. "An unexpected error has occurred. The ...
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When was a file last accessed in Windows 7

Is it possible to see when a text file is opened on Windows 7? I looked in the with Event Viewer a little bit but I couldn't find where to see the logs about a specific text file being accessed.
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How to monitor events of process start and exit under Linux?

Under Windows, we can use Process Monitor to monitor various activities of all processes, such as events of process start and exit. Is there a similar tool under Linux?
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How to check ping failure in logs/event viewer?

Ping had failed(Request timed out) to a target windows 7 system(192.168.0.31) continuously (continuous timed outs) for a time period of one minute. In the target system 192.168.0.31(windows server ...
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Auto forward Outlook event invitations as text or Gmail-readable format without notification

I've searched everywhere for a solution but couldn't find anything. I've even found a VBA script that supposedly does this but it showed an error of failing to execute. Is it possible to: ...
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How can I track which software/process created or updated a Windows Sychronization Event Object?

I have an application which sets a Windows Synchronization Event Object. Recently I've seen indications that some other application may be setting/modifying that same object. Is there a way I can ...
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Catching screens turning on/off and running script or program when it happens

I'm attempting to automatize lights around the man cave, ideally i would like to have the lights to be on as long as the computer screens are on and the lights go off when screensaver kicks in, ...
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