PowerShell script for Event IDs

Server 2003, PowerShell v1

I'm looking for a script that will show the number of a specific event IDs for a specific user in the Security logs over a specific time frame.

User1 and event ID 538 July 1, 2014 - July 9, 2014

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xmouserAsked:
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becraigCommented:
$events = Get-EventLog  -LogName "Security" -After 7/1/2014 -Before 7/9/2014 -source "<source>" | ? {$_.eventid -eq "538" -and $_.message -like "*user*"}
write-host $events.count

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Of course a sample of the event would be good to know where the user info is captured, I only put in $_.message this migh be captured elsewhere
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xmouserAuthor Commented:
What would the source be?
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xmouserAuthor Commented:
Got it, the source is the user. Getting error message cannot be found parameter name 'after'.
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becraigCommented:
Can you do me a quick favor, I am not in a place to duplicate a 538, can you run this and paste the output.

I will then be able to give you a script to do exactly what you need:

Get-EventLog  -LogName Security  ? {$_.eventid -eq "538"} | get-member

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QlemoBatchelor, Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
You really should update to PS 2, the latest PS release for W2003. PS 1 has many restrictions and bugs, and one of them is that Get-EventLog doesn't allow for date boundaries to be provided as parameter.

EventID 538 is User Logoff (both interactive or over network), but has changed with Vista (?) to a different ID. The username is embedded in the text message, Not changing anything in your environment, this should work:
$User = 'User1'
$start = [datetime] '7/1/2014'
$end = [datetime] '7/9/2014'

@(
  get-eventlog security |
    ? { $_.EventId -eq 538 -and  $_.TimeGenerated -ge $start -and $_.TimeGenerated -ls $end } |
    ? { $_.Message -like "*`tAdministrator*" }
).count

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xmouserAuthor Commented:
becraig

A parameter cannot be found that matches parameter name '?'

Qlemo

If I could I would - I'm stuck for the moment with what I have.
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QlemoBatchelor, Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
My code above should work on PS 1.
becraig's line needs a pipe in front of the question mark:
Get-EventLog  -LogName Security | ? {$_.eventid -eq "538"} | get-member

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