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How to save and clear security logs automatically.

Posted on 2010-09-23
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I am currently auditing a few files and my security logs are filling up.  I was wondering if there is a way to save and clear the logs automatically.

Thank you for any help you can give.  
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the following script will automatically save and clear the security event log with a unique daily stamp

you may schedule a task to run this daily to do that for you automatically


dtmThisDay = Day(Date)
dtmThisMonth = Month(Date)
dtmThisYear = Year(Date)
strBackupName = dtmThisYear & "_" & dtmThisMonth _
    & "_" & dtmThisDay
strComputer = "."
Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:" _
    & "{impersonationLevel=impersonate,(Backup)}!\\" & _
        strComputer & "\root\cimv2")
Set colLogFiles = objWMIService.ExecQuery _
    ("Select * from Win32_NTEventLogFile " _
        & "Where LogFileName='Application'")
For Each objLogfile in colLogFiles
    objLogFile.BackupEventLog("c:\scripts\" _
        & strBackupName & _
        "_application.evt")
    objLogFile.ClearEventLog()
    WScript.Echo "File saved: " & strBackupName & _
        "_application.evt"
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