Display Event Logs For A Particular Time

Hi Everyone,

I am trying to retrieve the System event logs from 05:50 to 06:00.  See script below :

$Date = Get-date -DisplayHint Date
$Server = get-content C:\temp\servers.txt
$AppLog = Get-EventLog -LogName System -computername $Server -After ("$Date 05:50:00") -Before ("$Date 06:00:00")

$AppLog | Format-Table -AutoSize MAchineNAme, TimeGenerated, Source, Message

I have retrieved the Date and placed it into the $Date variable. Using the $Date I add the time, 05:50:00 and 06:00:00 as the Before and After times.

When I run the above I get the following error :

Get-EventLog : Cannot bind parameter 'After'. Cannot convert value "10/17/2013 06:35:49 05:50:00" to type "System.DateTime". Error: "String was not
recognized as a valid DateTime."
At line:3 char:69
+ $AppLog = Get-EventLog -LogName System -computername $Server -After ("$Date 05:5 ...
+                                                                     ~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidArgument: (:) [Get-EventLog], ParameterBindingException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : CannotConvertArgumentNoMessage,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.GetEventLogCommand
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Rainer JeschorCommented:
please exchange your first line and try this instead
$Date = Get-date -format d


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CaussyRAuthor Commented:
Thank you very much that worked.....
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