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Translating Win32 EventLog Category

by slloyd (Hermit)
on Jan 24, 2013 at 16:18 UTC ( #1015194=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
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I am using Win32::EventLog to read through the System event log on windows. I am trying to find a way to translate the "Category" number that it returns. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
$VAR1 = { 'TimeGenerated' => 1359043271, 'TimeGeneratedDate' => '2013-01-24 09:01:11', 'RecordNumber' => 22733, 'TimeWrittenDate' => '2013-01-24 09:01:11', 'UserType' => undef, 'UserName' => undef, 'EventType' => 'Audit success', 'Source' => 'Microsoft-Windows-Security-Auditing', 'TimeWritten' => 1359043271, 'ClosingRecordNumber' => 0, 'Computer' => 'dev', 'EventID' => 4648, 'EventTypeCode' => 8, 'Length' => 0, 'UserDomain' => undef, 'Category' => 12544 };

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Re: Translating Win32 EventLog Category
by NetWallah (Abbot) on Jan 24, 2013 at 16:31 UTC
    This Dr. Dobbs Journal article should help enlighten on the subject of Event log catagories.

                 Most people believe that if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
            Engineers believe that if it ain't broke, it doesn't have enough features yet.

Re: Translating Win32 EventLog Category
by Anonymous Monk on Jan 25, 2013 at 03:28 UTC

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