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Module for managing the windows event log


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Version information

  • 4.0.0 (latest)
released Aug 17th 2023
This version is compatible with:
  • Puppet Enterprise 2023.7.x, 2023.6.x, 2023.5.x, 2023.4.x, 2023.3.x, 2023.2.x, 2023.1.x, 2023.0.x, 2021.7.x, 2021.6.x, 2021.5.x, 2021.4.x, 2021.3.x, 2021.2.x, 2021.1.x, 2021.0.x
  • Puppet >= 7.0.0 < 9.0.0

Start using this module

  • r10k or Code Manager
  • Bolt
  • Manual installation
  • Direct download

Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'puppetlabs-windows_eventlog', '4.0.0'
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Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add puppetlabs-windows_eventlog
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Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install puppetlabs-windows_eventlog --version 4.0.0

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puppetlabs/windows_eventlog — version 4.0.0 Aug 17th 2023


Donated by Vox Pupuli

Table of Contents

  1. Overview
  2. Module Description - What is the windows_eventlog module?
  3. Setup - The basics of getting started with windows_eventlog
  4. Usage - Configuration options and additional functionality
  5. Reference - An under-the-hood peek at what the module is doing and how
  6. Limitations - OS compatibility, etc.
  7. Development - Guide for contributing to the module


Puppet module for managing windows event logs

Module Description

The purpose of this module is to manage each of the Windows event logs, including the size, rotation and retention


What windows_eventlog affects

  • Sets registry keys to manage the event log configuration

Beginning with windows_eventlog

Manage the size of the Application log:

    windows_eventlog { 'Application':
      log_path => '%SystemRoot%\system32\winevt\Logs\Application.evtx',
      log_size => 2048,
      max_log_policy => 'overwrite',

Manage several custom logs under C:\Logs:

   windows_eventlog { ['Custom1', 'Custom2', 'Custom3']:
     log_path_template => 'C:\Logs\%%NAME%%.evtx',


Classes and Defined Types

Defined Type: windows_eventlog

The primary definition of this module. Manages the size and rotation policy of Windows event logs

Parameters within windows_eventlog:


(Optional) The path to the log file that you want to manage.


The max size of the log file in bytes. Defaults to 1028.


The retention policy for the log. Defaults to 'overwrite'.


(Optional) A template for log_path, where "%%NAME%%" will be replaced with the log name. Defaults to '%SystemRoot%\\system32\\winevt\\Logs\\%%NAME%%.evtx'.


Defined Types

Public Defined Types


This module is tested on the following platforms:

  • Windows 2008 R2

It is tested with the OSS version of Puppet only.



Please read for full details on contributing to this project.

Transfer notice

This module was previously maintained by Vox Pupuli. It was migrated to Puppet/Perforce in 2023.