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    Are there any files on a pc's harddisk I could look at that tell me when the previous time the pc had been turned on was and for how long?

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    [quote name='grovelli' post='763326' date='04-Mar-2009 14:28']Are there any files on a pc's harddisk I could look at that tell me when the previous time the pc has been turned on was and for how long?[/quote]
    On my PC there's a file SchedLgU.Txt in C:\Windows that records when the Task Scheduler service was started and stopped. This usually coincides with Windows being started and shut down. Part of the file looks like this:

    "Task Scheduler Service"
    Started at 03/03/2009 08:51:06
    "Task Scheduler Service"
    Exited at 03/03/2009 14:55:21
    "Task Scheduler Service"
    Started at 04/03/2009 08:39:25
    [ ***** Most recent entry is above this line ***** ]

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    Ain't that just dandy!!!
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    [quote name='grovelli' post='763329' date='04-Mar-2009 13:52'][/quote]
    The System Event Log contains "eventlog" records 6006 and 6009 when a PC is powered on.and record 6005 at normal shutdown.

    The SysInternals program PsLogList can be used to extract just these records, and you can process the results even further.
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    Hi, thanks for your input as well; the PsTools command-line suite sounds really useful for helping in administering local and remote computers, are you Mark Russinovich?

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    [quote name='grovelli' post='763404' date='04-Mar-2009 18:40']...are you Mark Russinovich?[/quote]
    Not personally - I just use many of his utilities!
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