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  • Syntax errors using dumpel.exe

    I wish to use dumpel.exe to specifically create a dump file of several of my 2003 servers system event log

    I will be filtering on

    user32 (event id 1074)

    this will help me compile a list of all reboots

    Each time I attempt to run dumpel- I get a application popop
    "Command line option syntax error. Type command /? for help"

    Help only offers 4 switches/ however numerous sites (including microsoft) mention far more.

    Who can assist me in using dumpel.exe or another method to accomplish the afformentioned task (I am not a scripting genious-- batch files at best)

    thanks in advance

  • #2
    Re: Syntax errors using dumpel.exe

    What is the command your trying to run and do you have permission on the box your trying to run it on?

    Michael Armstrong
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    • #3
      Re: Syntax errors using dumpel.exe

      I have used all of the folowing (substituting my own environment -server name etc.)

      DUMPEL Usage:

      dumpel -f file [-s \\server] [-l log [-m source]] [-e n1 n2 n3..] [-r] [-t] [-d

      -d <days> Filters for event last days (number larger than zero)
      -e nn Filters for event id nn (up to 10 may be specified)
      -f <filename> Output filename (default stdout)
      -l <name> Dumps the specified log (system, application, security)
      -b Dumps a backup file (use -l to specify file name)
      -m <name> Filters for events logged by name
      -r Filters out events logged by name (must use -m too)
      -s <servername> Remote to servername
      -t Use tab to separate strings (default is space)
      -c Use comma to separate fields
      -ns Do not output strings
      -format <fmt> Specify output format. Default format is