how can i ship my windows logs (event viewer) off to a syslog-ng server

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looking to get all my windows server logs (event viewer logs) shipped off to a syslog-ng server
how can i do this? do i need some sort of windows agent installed on the windows boxes to ship them off to the syslog-ng server?

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Is the native W2K8 event log forwarding what you are looking for?
If so here's an example of what you need to do in terms of configuration.

Forwarder:
winrm qc
net localgroup "Event Log Readers" DCNugget1$ /add

Collector:
wecutil qc
winrm qc

Subscription name: Criticals and Warnings from Nugget2
Destination log: Forwarded Events
Collector initiated
Select Computers -> Nugget2
Select Events -> Critical, Error, Warning
Events Logs -> Applications
User Account: Machine Account
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thanks motnahp00
what about for older versions of windows? they dont have this capability correct? (windows 2003)
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Windows Server 2003 does not have this capability.
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do you know of any agents that i can install to ship this to a syslog-ng server?
You can see if there is any integration with Puppet.

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