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EventLog Analyzer is a comprehensive and cost-effective log management tool for SIEM

Critical Windows events

Event ID 6008: Unexpected system shutdown  

Symptoms

Event ID 6008 gets logged to the system event log when a system shuts down unexpectedly. You will see the message "The previous system shutdown at time on date was unexpected." 

Remediation

Unexpected system shutdowns need to be investigated immediately when they happen to your critical servers as they can affect business continuity. The system shutdown might be caused by a hardware issue, such as overheating or power supply, but could also be a security threat . 

Pro-tip

Be instantly alerted with EventLog Analyzer when a critical system shuts down unexpectedly, so you can take immediate action to resolve the issue. The solution also gives you a wide range of predefined reports that help you audit other important Windows system events. 

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