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When adding an event sensor to a Windows server, it lists the event logs that are on the server including custom event logs that have been added like Internet Explorer.

When I try to add anevent sensor for a WinXP machine it only list the 3 main logs not any of the added logs.

Anyway to get it to pickup the additional log files?

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Created on Dec 3, 2014 5:35:51 PM by  mhutchins (0) 1



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Not tested with Windows XP, but you could try the Exe/Script sensor for Windows events. Let me know if it worked for you :)

Created on Dec 4, 2014 8:14:04 AM by  Stephan Linke [Paessler Support]



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I found it. On XP and others I guess it does not always create all entries for en event log.

In HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog I created my own log file key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\MyEventLog

I was missing a couple of keys, not sure which one fixed it.

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After I added those 2 keys and then PRTG saw the log file.

FYI you have to reboot when making changes to the event logs, you cannot stop/start the event log service.

After adding the log file you can create your own events using eventcreate.

Created on Dec 4, 2014 3:14:19 PM by  mhutchins (0) 1



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