Retrieves events from the Application and System event logs.

This script was tested using Perl for Microsoft Windows, available from ActiveState.

use Win32::OLE('in');
use constant wbemFlagReturnImmediately => 0x10;
use constant wbemFlagForwardOnly => 0x20;

$computer = ".";
$objWMIService = Win32::OLE->GetObject
    ("winmgmts:\\\\$computer\\root\\CIMV2") or die "WMI connection failed.\n";
$colItems = $objWMIService->ExecQuery
    ("SELECT * FROM Win32_NTLogEvent","WQL",wbemFlagReturnImmediately | wbemFlagForwardOnly);

foreach my $objItem (in $colItems)
      print "Category: $objItem->{Category}\n";
      print "Category String: $objItem->{CategoryString}\n";
      print "Computer Name: $objItem->{ComputerName}\n";
      print "Data: " . join(",", (in $objItem->{Data})) . "\n";
      print "Event Code: $objItem->{EventCode}\n";
      print "Event Identifier: $objItem->{EventIdentifier}\n";
      print "Event Type: $objItem->{EventType}\n";
      print "Insertion Strings: " . join(",", (in $objItem->{InsertionStrings})) . "\n";
      print "Logfile: $objItem->{Logfile}\n";
      print "Message: $objItem->{Message}\n";
      print "Record Number: $objItem->{RecordNumber}\n";
      print "Source Name: $objItem->{SourceName}\n";
      print "Time Generated: $objItem->{TimeGenerated}\n";
      print "Time Written: $objItem->{TimeWritten}\n";
      print "Type: $objItem->{Type}\n";
      print "User: $objItem->{User}\n";
      print "\n";