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Read Audit details from a sqlaudit file.




Returns events from C:\temp\logins.sqlaudit.

Read-DbaAuditFile -Path C:\temp\logins.sqlaudit

Returns events from all .sqlaudit files in C:\temp\audit.

Get-ChildItem C:\temp\audit*.sqlaudit | Read-DbaAuditFile

Reads remote Audit details by accessing the file over the admin UNC share.

Get-DbaServerAudit -SqlInstance sql2014 -Audit LoginTracker | Read-DbaAuditFile


This command was created by Chrissy LeMaire. You can find Chrissy on Twitter.


From PowerShell, execute Get-Help Read-DbaAuditFile -Detailed for more information on this function.

Source Code

Want to see the source code? View Read-DbaAuditFile.ps1 on GitHub

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