Windows Server

How to determine the last boot time of a Windows Server

You want to verify if some of your scheduled tasks ran smoothly as scheduled. The most efficient way to do this is to use the SystemInfo command from the CMD prompt. This will output the precise information of the boot time. This can also be achieved by viewing the Kernel Boot information via the Windows event log. Kindly refer to these related guides: How to enable virtualization (VT-X) in VMWare workstation, how to install virtual machine Guest Addition, Linux Machine: Is it Virtual or a Physical server, how to install virtual machine Guest Addition, the virtual machine ran into a non-fatal problem as described below, we suggest that you take appropriate action to prevent the problem from recurring, and how to install Windows Server 2019 on Virtualbox.

Last Reboot Time via the Command Prompt (CMD)

In order to determine various System boot times etc, lunch the command line tool can be used as an administrator. There are different ways to fire the CMD prompt.

– Search for “CMD” in the search menu or
– Search for “RUN” in the search menu or type cmd.exe
– Or from the file explorer, search for cmd.exe
– Copy and paste this command and hit enter

systeminfo | find "System Boot Time"

or run

systeminfo | find /i "Boot Time"

Last Reboot Time via Windows Event Log

Determining the boot time via the Event Log After firing up Windows Event Viewer Application

  • Under Event Viewer (local)
  • Expand the Applications and Services log
  • Expand Microsoft
  • Expand Windows
  • Search for Kernel-Boot in the drop-down menu, expand and then click on Operation.

The boot time etc, will be displayed o the right pane as shown below.

I hope you found this blog post helpful. If you have any questions, please let me know in the comment session.

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