Solved

Centralizing Windows Logs

Posted on 2016-07-28
2
69 Views
Last Modified: 2016-08-17
Hello,

I am running Windows 2008 R2 Servers that I need to keep track of the Window event logs and the Windows System logs. Is there a way to setup an automated process that allows me to centralize my logging to one location?
0
Comment
Question by:ahmad1467
2 Comments
 
LVL 38

Expert Comment

by:Adam Brown
ID: 41733463
The 2008 R2 event viewer allows you to collect logs from remote servers automatically to a single server using Event Log Subscriptions. https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc748890(v=ws.11).aspx has info.
0
 
LVL 17

Accepted Solution

by:
Emmanuel Adebayo earned 500 total points
ID: 41733465
Hi,

Yes, you can configure Windows Event Subscription by which Windows server forward its events to a “subscribing” server call a collector to become a central repository for Windows logs from other servers in the network.

Setting up and Configure Centralized Logging Computer (Collector)
On the server that will be Collector (That will collect events from other servers)
Run the following commands
  • winrm qc
You can use the –q switch, to perform the actions automatically and silently

wecutil qc /q (This will configure the evet collector service)

Setting up and Configure Computer to forward to the Centralized Log Computer (Subscribing)
Run the following commands
  • winrm qc –q

For more information, please visit
http://www.windowsecurity.com/articles-tutorials/authentication_and_encryption/Centralized-Auditing-here-FREE.html

https://www.loggly.com/ultimate-guide/centralizing-windows-logs/
0

Featured Post

Zoho SalesIQ

Hassle-free live chat software re-imagined for business growth. 2 users, always free.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

I was supporting a handful of Windows 2008 (non-R2) 2 node clusters with shared quorum disks. Some had SQL 2008 installed and some were just a vendor application that we supported. For the purposes of this article it doesn’t really matter which so w…
A procedure for exporting installed hotfix details of remote computers using powershell
This tutorial will walk an individual through locating and launching the BEUtility application to properly change the service account username and\or password in situation where it may be necessary or where the password has been inadvertently change…
This tutorial will show how to configure a single USB drive with a separate folder for each day of the week. This will allow each of the backups to be kept separate preventing the previous day’s backup from being overwritten. The USB drive must be s…

920 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

16 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now