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Get-OfficeApplicationCrashes – Get Summary of Office Application Crashes from Windows Event Log with PowerShell

Published 01/05/2017 - 0 Comments

I had reason to need to quickly understand how often a particular PC was experiencing Office Application Crashes, so I wrote this quick PowerShell to filter the event log and find office 16.x crashes based on the event ID 1000.

I sorted them by Message to quickly see which application or applications were causing issues. This is also useful to see if a specific version number is causing issues.

It also quickly tells you why type of Office 16.x install you have and your current version (to compare crash versions to the currently installed version).

Hopefully this can help you quickly narrow down and resolve any issues.


Script Source:

Run directly from GitHub (don’t do this, check the source of everything you run, this is just for me to quickly copy paste)

$ScriptFromGithHub = Invoke-WebRequest
Invoke-Expression $($ScriptFromGithHub.Content)

Tom Arbuthnot

Tom Arbuthnot

Principal Solutions Architect at Modality Systems
Tom Arbuthnot is Principal Solutions Architect at Unified Communications specialist Modality Systems. He is a Microsoft Certified Master and MVP, blogger, has a regular podcast with UCToday at and is a regular speaker at events including Microsoft TechEd and Ignite. He co-runs The Microsoft UC User Group London.

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