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Powershell to look for logon on a remote PC

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I need a fast and efficient way to look for the logon event for a specific user, lets call them janedoe, on a list of remote PC's.

To explain further, there are 4 PC's and I want to look at the event logs of those every day to see if janedoe logged on to any of those devices.

I would rather not have to connect to the event viewer for each of these PC's every day, so I was hoping to script it.  I figure Powershell can do this.

Can anyone help out?
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Try with Get-EventLog..
GC C:\Server.txt | % {
Get-EventLog -LogName security -InstanceId 4624 -ComputerName $_ -After (Get-Date).Adddays(-1) | 
    Select-Object -Property MachineName,timegenerated,
    @{n="AccountName";e = {$_.replacementstrings[5]}},
    @{n="AccountDomain";e = {$_.replacementstrings[6]}},
    @{n="WorkstationName" ; e = {$_.replacementstrings[13]}} |
    ? {$_.AccountName -eq "janedoe"}
} | Export-Csv C:\Report.csv -NTI

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C:\Server.txt format..
ServerA
ServerB
ServerC

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Looks great, thanks!
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