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I do not need to write anything to the event log, but I need to search the "Application" portion for a particular event.

I also need to know if that event is an information, a warning, or an error. So I guess I need to search for the event ID, and the status of the event. Even better if I can also parse the description field.

Is this possible?

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You can use WMI to query the event logs. You can even parse the description!

VB code:

strComputer = "."
Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:" _
    & "{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!" _
    & strComputer & "rootcimv2")
Set colLoggedEvents = objWMIService.ExecQuery _
    ("Select * from Win32_NTLogEvent " _
        & "Where Logfile = 'System'")
For Each objEvent in colLoggedEvents
    Wscript.Echo "Category: " & objEvent.Category & VBNewLine _
    & "Computer Name: " & objEvent.ComputerName & VBNewLine _
    & "Event Code: " & objEvent.EventCode & VBNewLine _
    & "Message: " & objEvent.Message & VBNewLine _
    & "Record Number: " & objEvent.RecordNumber & VBNewLine _
    & "Source Name: " & objEvent.SourceName & VBNewLine _
    & "Time Written: " & objEvent.TimeWritten & VBNewLine _
    & "Event Type: " & objEvent.Type & VBNewLine _
    & "User: " & objEvent.User

VB code can easily be transfered to AutoIt! ;)

Regards,Hannes[spoiler]If you can't convince them, confuse them![/spoiler]

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