Tuesday, May 27, 2014


I recently wrote a script that parses windows events to report on printing by user or by printer. To make that happen, it was important that a special log gets enabled. I was able to create a small script to do that for me.

$EventLog = Get-WinEvent -ListLog Microsoft-Windows-PrintService/Operational 
$EventLog | 
   %{$_.IsEnabled = $true; 
      $_.LogMode = "AutoBackup"

One thing you will notice is that I call SaveChanges() after I see all the values. None of the settings will be saved if you don't do that. It is one of those details that could easily be missed if you were not looking for it.

I polished it up a bit as a CmdLet: Enable-PrintHistory

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