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Current log retention setting for the on-prem servers



How to find what is the current log retention on a Windows Server 2019 ? We need to find what we can do to deliver Windows Event logs in the Windows Servers .

Please guide.

data-retention eventlog windows

Created on Feb 5, 2021 2:49:52 PM

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Hi there,

are you referring to the relevant Windows settings? If so, please consult the specific Microsoft documentation or ask this question in a Microsoft forum.

If you need help with our Event Log (Windows API) Sensor or WMI Event Log Sensor, please specify your question.

Kind Regards,
Matthias Kupfer - Team Tech Support

Created on Feb 9, 2021 12:20:20 PM by  Matthias Kupfer [Paessler Support]



Yes, How can we make Windows Events reported to PRTG Network Monitor ?

Created on Feb 9, 2021 2:20:21 PM



Hello, you can monitor the windows event logs using two different PRTG sensors just as Matthias mentioned above. The Event Log (Windows API) Sensor monitors Event Log entries using the Windows application programming interface (API). And the WMI Event Log Sensor monitors a specific Windows logfile via Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI).

Those are the links for the Manuals of both sensors. You can configure the one that adjusts to what you need to monitor.

Created on Feb 12, 2021 4:47:48 AM by  Jonathan Mena [Paessler Technical Support]

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