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How to monitor custom event viewer log?



I need to monitor a custom log from an application in event viewer. How would I do this?

custom-event event-viewer events

Created on Feb 1, 2011 4:34:14 PM

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please have a look at How do I add an event log sensor for a specific event?. Does this help?

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Created on Feb 1, 2011 5:01:11 PM by  Torsten Lindner [Paessler Support]



That only applies to application, system and security. I would like to create a monitor for a custom event log that a software product creates.

Created on Feb 2, 2011 4:54:43 PM



If the app registers itself in the log file name, then the event log file should show up at least in the WMI sensor:


Data type: string Access type: Read-only

Name of the file that contains Windows NT events. Standard log file names include: Application, System, and Security.}}}

Please try the following query using our WMI Tester:

Soll mal im WMI Tester probieren:

SELECT Name, LogFilename, Filename, NumberOfRecords FROM Win32_NTEventlogFile

Created on Feb 4, 2011 3:22:35 PM by  Patrick Hutter [Paessler Support] (7,225) 3 3




we are interested in the same thing as we would like to monitor the events for Windows Server Backup of Windows Server 2008 R2, however, the log for windows backup doesn't show up in neither PRTG nor the query which you gave us above with the WMI Tester.

How can we monitor Windows Server 2008 R2 Windows Backup events with PRTG?

Created on Dec 9, 2011 11:59:11 AM

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