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PowerShell Write Windows Eventlog

The following function can be used to write to the Windows EventLog in a standard way. Some of the scripts on this site use this custum function.

function fnWriteEventLog() {
  param (
    [string]$sNode, 
    [string]$sMessage, 
    [string]$sEventLogSource = "DEFAULTLOGSOURCE", 
    [int]$iEventID = 1001, 
    [string]$sType = "Error"
  )
  if ( ($sNode) -and ($sMessage) ) {
    [string]$sFormatMessage = "Node: " + $sNode + "`r`n`r`n" + $sMessage
    Write-EventLog -LogName Application -Source $sEventLogSource -EntryType $sType -EventID $iEventID -Message $sFormatMessage
  } else {
    return "ERROR: fnWriteEventLog missing arguments..."
  }
}