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Filter MsiInstaller installation in Event viewer

How to filter or check successful msi installation on a Windows system?
There are quite a lot of ways to filter event viewer, it will solely depend on the taste of the person doing the event viewer audit.
It can be done via PowerShell, XML query, or use command line tools and other methods which the Sys Admin feels comfortable doing.
But when it comes to auditing logs, it’s a tedious task and takes a lot of time and depends on the raw data that you have so you exactly know what you’re searching for.
Command line still a useful tool since it comes handy, you just open the command prompt window and type the command and get the output.
The hardest part is how you digest or do another filtering on the output since it might be convoluted with lots of data. But don’t depend on a single tool, make use of whatever you have on your system and other tools available on the net.
This command line below filters the MsiInstaller for event ID 1033.
wevtutil qe application /q:"*[System[Provider…