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windows server how i know when unexpect shutdown happen

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Hi,

we experienced power failure yesterday , how we can know when the power failure happened exactly ? and when it came back ??
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The event log will have a gap in the times and you will see startup events happening.  It doesn't log the time that the power failed because it can't.  If the failure was very short you will only be able to guess based on startup events.
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There should be a listing in the Event Viewer Event ID 6008 from Source "Event Log" that says "The previous system shutdown at "time & date" was unexpected.  The ones I could find had the time and date because they were blue screens that resulted in a memory dump.  I doubt yours will have that info.
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You should able to get such info by event ID 6008, as mentioned by Joelsplace, even power failure, as every proper shutdown, the OS will update a registry key, if the key is not updated, it means the server is not shutdown properly and on next reboot, it will take previous shutdown is not gracefully and event if logged.
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