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WMI Event Log Sensor does not show all Logfiles



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i would love to monitor "Microsoft-Windows-Backup" (%SystemRoot%\System32\Winevt\Logs\Microsoft-Windows-Backup.evtx), but PRTG only shows "Application, HardwareEvents, Security, System, ...". How could i implement this?


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Created on Aug 9, 2021 11:40:15 AM by  wkz (0) 1

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Thank you for your message.

To monitor the log file "Microsoft-Windows-Backup" with the WMI Event Log sensor, I invite you to have a look at the article below which explains how to add log file to the "Win32_NTLogEvent" WMI class (used by the sensor).


The log file should then be visible in the list provided by the meta-scan of the sensor.

If you have questions, let us know.


Created on Aug 10, 2021 7:41:10 AM by  Florian Lesage [Paessler Support]

Last change on Aug 10, 2021 7:41:59 AM by  Florian Lesage [Paessler Support]

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