In the new versions of server 2008+ MS have added an "Application and Services" folder to Event Viewer,
I dont seem to be able to programaticaly access any logs in here,
Dim strValue As String Dim objLogs() As EventLog Dim Logname As String = "Microsoft-Windows-Backup" Dim objEntry As EventLogEntry Dim objLog As EventLog objLogs = EventLog.GetEventLogs() For Each objLog In objLogs If objLog.LogDisplayName = Logname Then Exit For Next For Each entry In objLog.Entries msgbox(entry.message) Next
If you set the Logname to "Application" or "System" everything works OK, but I can't access any of the new Extended logs
With regards to a solution, I dont care how i get the information out of this event log. (I thought about just opening the file "%SystemRoot%\System32\Winevt\Logs\Microsoft-Windows-Backup.evtx")
I have had the usual google but can't find anything that actually works.
(Please don't just point me to the MSDN article about access the Event log, it doesn't work for the extended logs)
Thanks in advance.