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Message Analyzer Cmdlets

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

Windows PowerShell® is a task-based command-line shell and scripting language designed especially for system administration. This reference topic for the information technology (IT) professional provides assistance in utilizing the Windows PowerShell cmdlets to script and automate tasks.

Message Analyzer Cmdlets

This reference provides cmdlet descriptions and syntax for all Message Analyzer cmdlets. It lists the cmdlets in alphabetical order based on the verb at the beginning of the cmdlet.


Cmdlet Description


Adds a message provider to a Trace Session.


Creates a PEF action that runs a script block.


Creates a trigger that signals at the specified time.


Creates a trigger that signals when an event log logs an entry.


Creates a trigger that signals when a user presses Ctrl+C.


Creates a trigger based on detecting a filter match for a specific message in a Trace Session.


Creates a trigger that signals when a process exits.


Creates a trigger that signals after the specified time span.


Creates a PEF trace session.


Creates a trigger that signals when a specified Win32 system event is raised.


Saves the data from a PEF Trace Session.


Sets a Trace Filter to a PEF Trace Session.


Creates a PEF trace session.


Stops a PEF Trace Session.

To list all the cmdlets that are available, use the Get-Command –Module PEF cmdlet.

For more information about, or for the syntax of, any of the cmdlets, use the Get-Help <cmdlet name> cmdlet, where <cmdlet name> is the name of the cmdlet that you want to research. For more detailed information, you can run any of the following cmdlets:

Get-Help <cmdlet name> -Detailed
Get-Help <cmdlet name> -Examples
Get-Help <cmdlet name> -Full

More Information

For more information about the cmdlets, see the following:

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