How to find computer's uptime/boot time by command & script?
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Method 4 - From Event Viewer.
Step 1 - Open Event viewer from computer management or open Run and type “eventvwr”
Step 2 - Expand Windows logs and select system.
Step 3 - Click on Filter Current Log.. from right action panel. And type 6005 in field - <All Event IDs>
Step 4 - See latest log date and time, This date and time is the system boot time/uptime since.
Method 5 -You can also get this from WMI scripting. See below microsoft link for details.
Method 6 -From Powershell scripting, ANd here you can get uptime information, When you need for many server, And uptime will generate in a txt file.
Step 1 - Download uptime.ps1 by click here, Or use below script code and create a .ps1 file and put this in a folder. Here for example making a folder name - UptimeReport in C: drive
Script code -
$serverlist = "C:\uptimereport\serverlist.txt"
$reporttextfile = "C:\uptimereport\uptime.txt"
out-file -filepath $reporttextfile -append -InputObject ("Uptime Report Run " + (Get-Date))
foreach ($server in Get-Content s1.txt)
$ping = gwmi win32_pingstatus -f "Address = '$server'"
if($ping.statuscode -eq 0)
$wmi = Get-WmiObject -ComputerName $server -Query "SELECT LastBootUpTime FROM Win32_OperatingSystem"
$now = Get-Date
$boottime = $wmi.ConvertToDateTime($wmi.LastBootUpTime)
out-file -filepath $reporttextfile -append -InputObject ("Uptime for " + $server + ": " + ($now - $boottime))
out-file -filepath $reporttextfile -append -InputObject ("Uptime for " + $server + ": Host offline")
Step 2 - Edit some lines from above script.
Change “C:\uptimereport\serverlist.txt” path to your server list file path, in which .txt file you can put multiple server list in below format.
Change “C:\uptimereport\uptime.txt” path to your result file path, Where you can get uptime report of all your server.
Step 3 - Open PowerShell and run the .ps1 file then you will get your all server uptime report in above path of step 2 line 2.
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