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Set-NetEventSession

Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1

Updated: October 17, 2013

Applies To: Windows 8.1, Windows PowerShell 4.0, Windows Server 2012 R2

Set-NetEventSession

Modifies a network event session.

Syntax

Parameter Set: ByName
Set-NetEventSession [[-Name] <String[]> ] [-AsJob] [-CaptureMode <CaptureModes> ] [-CimSession <CimSession[]> ] [-LocalFilePath <String> ] [-MaxFileSize <UInt32> ] [-MaxNumberOfBuffers <Byte> ] [-PassThru] [-ThrottleLimit <Int32> ] [-TraceBufferSize <UInt32> ] [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [ <CommonParameters>]

Parameter Set: ByProviderOfSession
Set-NetEventSession [-AsJob] [-AssociatedEventProvider <CimInstance> ] [-CaptureMode <CaptureModes> ] [-CimSession <CimSession[]> ] [-LocalFilePath <String> ] [-MaxFileSize <UInt32> ] [-MaxNumberOfBuffers <Byte> ] [-PassThru] [-ThrottleLimit <Int32> ] [-TraceBufferSize <UInt32> ] [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [ <CommonParameters>]

Parameter Set: InputObject (cdxml)
Set-NetEventSession -InputObject <CimInstance[]> [-AsJob] [-CaptureMode <CaptureModes> ] [-CimSession <CimSession[]> ] [-LocalFilePath <String> ] [-MaxFileSize <UInt32> ] [-MaxNumberOfBuffers <Byte> ] [-PassThru] [-ThrottleLimit <Int32> ] [-TraceBufferSize <UInt32> ] [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [ <CommonParameters>]




Detailed Description

The Set-NetEventSession cmdlet modifies a network event session. A session controls how the computer logs events and, optionally, network traffic, or packets. A session requires at least one network event provider for logging. A network event provider logs events and network traffic as Event Tracing for Windows (ETW) events. The session stores these events in an .etl file or provides them to an application that displays them.

Specify a session to modify by using its name, or get a session to modify by using the Get-NetEventSession cmdlet. You can remove a session by using the Remove-NetEventSession cmdlet. Use the New-NetEventSession cmdlet to create a session. Only one session can exist at a time.

You can modify the maximum number of buffers in a session and the size of the trace buffer.

You can also modify whether to use an.etl file and, if you do, specify its location and maximum size. Instead of an .etl file, you can select a type of live display.

Use the Start-NetEventSession and Stop-NetEventSession cmdlets to start and stop logging. If you make changes to a session that is currently running, you must stop and restart the session for your changes to take effect.

Parameters

-AsJob

Runs the cmdlet as a background job. Use this parameter to run commands that take a long time to complete. The cmdlet immediately returns an object that represents the job and then displays the command prompt. You can continue to work in the session while the job completes. To manage the job, use the *-Job cmdlets. To get the job results, use the Receive-Job cmdlet. For more information about Windows PowerShell® background jobs, see about_Jobs.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-AssociatedEventProvider<CimInstance>

Specifies the associated network event provider as a CIM object. To obtain the network event provider, use the Get-NetEventProvider cmdlet.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

True (ByValue)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-CaptureMode<CaptureModes>

Specifies a capture mode. The acceptable values for this parameter are: 

-- SaveToFile. Saves the capture to an .etl file.
-- RealtimeRPC. Connects remotely for a live event and packet capture.
-- RealtimeLocal. Connects locally for a live event and packet capture.

If you specify a value of SaveToFile, you can specify a location for the file by using the LocalFilePath parameter and specify a maximum file size by using the MaxFileSize parameter.

If you specify a value of RealtimeRPC or RealtimeLocal, the capture requires additional software, such as Microsoft Message Analyzer.


Aliases

cm

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-CimSession<CimSession[]>

Runs the cmdlet in a remote session or on a remote computer. Enter a computer name or a session object, such as the output of a New-CimSession or Get-CimSession cmdlet. The default is the current session on the local computer.


Aliases

Session

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-InputObject<CimInstance[]>

Specifies the input to this cmdlet. You can use this parameter, or you can pipe the input to this cmdlet.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

True (ByValue)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-LocalFilePath<String>

Specifies a file path. If you specify a value of SaveToFile for the CaptureMode parameter, the cmdlet saves the file to this location. Be sure that you can write to this location. If you do not specify this parameter, the cmdlet uses the default value of %LocalAppData%\Temp\NetTrace.etl.


Aliases

lfp

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-MaxFileSize<UInt32>

Specifies a maximum file size, in megabytes. If you specify a value of SaveToFile for the CaptureMode parameter, this value is the maximum size for the .etl file. Once the file reaches the maximum, the session continues to save events, and discards the oldest events to make room. A value of 0 means that there is no maximum. If you do not specify this parameter, the cmdlet uses a default value of 250.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-MaxNumberOfBuffers<Byte>

Specifies the maximum number of buffers used in a session. If the computer determines that the value restricts performance or the value is 0, the computer overrides the configuration to optimize trace performance. For more information, see EVENT_TRACE_PROPERTIES structure (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa363784(v=vs.85).aspx) In the Microsoft Developer Network library.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Name<String[]>

Specifies an array of names of sessions to modify.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

1

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

True (ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-PassThru

Returns an object representing the item with which you are working. By default, this cmdlet does not generate any output.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-ThrottleLimit<Int32>

Specifies the maximum number of concurrent operations that can be established to run the cmdlet. If this parameter is omitted or a value of 0 is entered, then Windows PowerShell® calculates an optimum throttle limit for the cmdlet based on the number of CIM cmdlets that are running on the computer. The throttle limit applies only to the current cmdlet, not to the session or to the computer.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-TraceBufferSize<UInt32>

Specifies the amount of memory, in kilobytes, for a buffer for event tracing. The maximum value is 1024. If the computer determines that the value restricts performance or the value is 0, the computer overrides the configuration to optimize trace performance. The ETW logger uses the size of physical memory to calculate the default value.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Confirm

Prompts you for confirmation before running the cmdlet.


Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

false

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-WhatIf

Shows what would happen if the cmdlet runs. The cmdlet is not run.


Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

false

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

<CommonParameters>

This cmdlet supports the common parameters: -Verbose, -Debug, -ErrorAction, -ErrorVariable, -OutBuffer, and -OutVariable. For more information, see    about_CommonParameters.

Inputs

The input type is the type of the objects that you can pipe to the cmdlet.

Outputs

The output type is the type of the objects that the cmdlet emits.

Examples

Example 1: Modify the file path for a session

This command modifies the file path for the network event session on the current computer. The new path is C:\WINDOWS\Temp\Trace.etl. If you make changes to a session that is currently running, use the Stop-NetEventSession and Start-NetEventSession cmdlets to stop and restart logging.


PS C:\> Set-NetEventSession -LocalFilePath 'C:\WINDOWS\Temp\Trace.etl'

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