Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Clearing All Logs

I've had the need to clear log files on multiple Windows Server 2008 R2 testing machines - more specifically virtual machines - and there was no easy way I could find to do this task. I wasn't going to open every log file in Event Viewer. I'd rather let a for loop do that for me, or a drinking bird.

Wrote a song about it. Like to hear it? Here it goes!

via Command-Line (Run as Administrator)

for /f %e IN ('wevtutil el') do wevtutil cl "%e"

or via batch file (.cmd or .bat)

@echo off
:: Clear all logs
::  10:55 AM 10/18/2011 Justin
::   http://justin-bennett-msjc.blogspot.com/
echo Clearing all log files
echo CRTL-C to abort within 10 secs.
echo .
ping -n 11 > nul
color 07
@echo on
for /f %%e IN ('wevtutil el') do wevtutil cl "%%e"

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