New Event Report Revised

Last year I posted an update to an old Mr. Roboto script that was an update to an even older VBScript. Still with me? My last revision leveraged the new Get-WinEvent cmdlet to create an HTML report of recent error activity on one or more computers. The problem was that I didn’t account for older computers that don’t support Get-WinEvent. I finally have a version that does. Continue reading

New Event Report

For a number of years I wrote the popular Mr. Roboto column for REDMOND magazine. When I first started the column, many of my scripts were written in VBScript. Then as PowerShell came along that became the preferred tool. Over time I realized there were some VBScripts that could be rewritten and even improved using PowerShell. One of them was a script that queried event logs on computers for errors and warnings in the last X number of hours and prepared a colorized HTML report. I revised that script to a PowerShell v1 script. Recently, a loyal reader asked about revising the script again for PowerShell 2.0. That seemed reasonable so here is my revision. Continue reading

Mr. Roboto Scripts

I'm slowly trying to revise my main web site. The original site had a script library page where all of my old Mr. Roboto scripts resided for download. Unfortunately, in many of the online Mr. Roboto articles the link they provided doesn't work now. So if you are looking for my old scripts, use this direct link: The Mr. Roboto scripts will be at the bottom of the page.

This Old Script

I’m very slowly revising my main web site. The upshot for now is that there is no direct link to my old script library. Many of my Mr. Roboto tools can be found on this page. Until I can finish the upgrade project, you can use this link, to take you directly to the old page.  Enjoy.

R.I.P. Mr. Roboto

MrRoboto I have some sad news to share today. The March 2010 Mr. Roboto column is to be the last.  It seems that REDMOND is revamping somewhat and my column is being retired.  But it has been a long run, and to be honest, the column has run its course.  I’ve been doing the column for several years, and the original Mr. Roboto, Don Jones, did it for awhile before then. So it’s probably time.

All of the past Mr. Roboto articles will remain available online. I expect to contribute to REDMOND in the future in other ways so I hope you’ll stay tuned. And (as far as I know now), my Prof. PowerShell columns will continue to be published on

I appreciate all the warm, and thoughtful comments over the years about the column. I hope it has helped in some small way at one time or another. I’ll continue the Mr. Roboto philosophy in other projects and this blog.

It will be nice to get out of this iron monkey suit.

Domo Arigato