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Windows Event Log x events during y seconds



The Windows Event Log can be monitored by PRTG (Event Log (Windows API) Sensor or WMI Event Log Sensor). You can either filter by including or excluding. That is OK. My customer would like to extend the sensor (or if you want have a new sensor). The extension makes it more granular.

This sensor would allow you to trigger an alarm when an entry occurs x (value should be defined by the end user) over a certain amount of time (value should be defined by the user)

The background is that an event with a specific ID only is interesting when occurs x times during a specific amount of time (say 100 seconds or 60 minutes). In case you have 15 event of ID 123 during 2 minutes, you would like the status to be changing. Specially events in the security log file need attention in this type of cases.

Please vote up if you have an application for this and see the benefits!

Thank you

improve-prtg sensor windows-event-log

Created on Jan 30, 2019 3:42:38 PM by  HenkHill (5) 1

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Why don't you engage PowerShell or WMI here and write a script?

You can sure accomplish this - it's just not a standard on-board sensor that PRTG delivers.

Not sure if the Script-World or the PRTG-Tools family resources have something ready to go already.. or at least close to what you want so you only need to do minimal adjustments..


Florian Rossmark


Created on Jan 31, 2019 2:25:20 PM



I'll just leave this one here:

As discussed, it meets most of the requirements :)

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Stephan Linke, Tech Support Team

Created on Feb 1, 2019 10:22:26 AM by  Stephan Linke [Paessler Support]

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