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#Load Assembly and Library
Add-Type -AssemblyName PresentationFramework
#Check server is reachable and get winevent
function Get-RestartEventLogs {
param (
$ComputerName = $ComputerNameBox.Text
if (Test-Connection $ComputerName -Quiet -Count 2) {
try {
$Logs = Get-EventLog -LogName System -Source user32 -ComputerName $ComputerName -Newest 10 -ErrorAction Stop
foreach ($event in $logs) {
$TempFileName = [System.IO.Path]::GetTempFileName()
$event.Message | Out-File -FilePath $TempFileName
$event | Select-Object UserName, TimeWritten, MachineName, @{N='Message'; E={(Get-Content -Path $TempFileName)[0]}}
catch {
[System.Windows.MessageBox]::Show("Cannot retrive event logs from server $ComputerName. Check permissions.", "Server unreachable")
else {
[System.Windows.MessageBox]::Show("Provided Server is not reachable.", "Server unreachable")
#XAML form designed using Vistual Studio
[xml]$Form = @"
Title="RestartLogs" Height="375" Width="445" ResizeMode="NoResize">
<Label Name="ComputerLabel" Content="Computer or IP" HorizontalAlignment="Left" Margin="10,10,0,0" VerticalAlignment="Top" Height="30" Width="110"/>
<Button Name="RestartLogsButton" Content="Get-Restartlogs" HorizontalAlignment="Left" Margin="200,43,0,0" VerticalAlignment="Top" Width="126" RenderTransformOrigin="2,1.227"/>
<TextBox Name="ComputerNameBox" HorizontalAlignment="Left" Height="28" Margin="125,10,0,0" TextWrapping="Wrap" VerticalAlignment="Top" Width="201" ToolTip="Type valid Computer name or IP address" AutomationProperties.HelpText="Type valid Computer name or IP address"/>
<DataGrid Name="ResultDataGrid" HorizontalAlignment="Left" Margin="10,70,0,0" VerticalAlignment="Top" Height="257" Width="417"/>
<TextBlock Name="Url" HorizontalAlignment="Left" Margin="206,331,0,0" TextWrapping="Wrap" Text="" VerticalAlignment="Top" Width="120"/>
#Create a form
$XMLReader = (New-Object System.Xml.XmlNodeReader $Form)
$XMLForm = [Windows.Markup.XamlReader]::Load($XMLReader)
#Load Controls
$ComputerNameBox = $XMLForm.FindName('ComputerNameBox')
$RestartLogsButton = $XMLForm.FindName('RestartLogsButton')
$ResultDataGrid = $XMLForm.FindName('ResultDataGrid')
#computername to textbox
$ComputerNameBox.Text = $env:COMPUTERNAME
#Create array object for Result DataGrid
$RestartEventList = New-Object System.Collections.ArrayList
#Button Action
#Computer name shouldn't be null
if ($ComputerNameBox.Text -eq '') {
[System.Windows.MessageBox]::Show("Please enter a valid Computername or IP before clicking Get-RestartLogs button.", "Textbox empty")
#Check server is reachable and get winevent
$Events = Get-RestartEventLogs -ComputerName $ComputerNameBox.Text
#Build Datagrid if there
if ($Events -ne 'OK') {
#Show XMLform