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Hello,

I am trying to export the last 30 days of the Security log but only event ID 4663. I've got a working command to do so:
wevtutil epl Security auditlog.evtx /q:"*[System[(EventID=4663) and TimeCreated[timediff(@SystemTime)<=2592000000]]]"

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However, I really want the log file to be created with a name based on the current date (e.g. - 06-06-2013.evtx), but the wevtutil command cannot parse variables for the name, or so it seems. Does anyone know how this can be accomplished as part of a batch script?

Thanks!
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I can see how that can be a handy PS tool, but it does not seem to provide a method to directly export the data. The output can be piped into a CSV file, but then the lines get truncated and it is not as easy to sort through. I really want to keep the .evtx format. Any other ideas?
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You can "hack" a date/time stamp from the variables %Date% and %Time%, but the format of these depends on system locale, user settings, and OS.
The script below retrieves the time using WMI and sets the environment variables, so that you can put together your custom time stamp:
@echo off
setlocal enabledelayedexpansion
set /a Line=0
for /f "tokens=1-9" %%a in ('wmic Path Win32_LocalTime Get Day^,DayOfWeek^,Hour^,Minute^,Month^,Quarter^,Second^,WeekInMonth^,Year ^| find /v ""') do (
  set /a Line += 1
  if "!Line!"=="1" (set VarA=%%a&set VarB=%%b&set VarC=%%c&set VarD=%%d&set VarE=%%e&set VarF=%%f&set VarG=%%g&set VarH=%%h&set VarI=%%i)
  if "!Line!"=="2" (set !VarA!=%%a&set !VarB!=%%b&set !VarC!=%%c&set !VarD!=%%d&set !VarE!=%%e&set !VarF!=%%f&set !VarG!=%%g&set !VarH!=%%h&set !VarI!=%%i)
)
for %%a in (Month Day Hour Minute Second) do (if !%%a! LSS 10 set %%a=0!%%a!)
REM *** At this point, the variables Day, DayOfWeek, Hour, Minute, Month, Quarter, Second, WeekInMonth, and Year are set.
REM *** Month, Day, Hour, Minute, Second have leading zeros if less than 10.
set TimeStamp=%Year%-%Month%-%Day%
wevtutil epl Security auditlog-%TimeStamp%.evtx /q:"*[System[(EventID=4663) and TimeCreated[timediff(@SystemTime)<=2592000000]]]"

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Thanks, oBdA! That works perfectly!
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