ELM – Windows Syslog Agent

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Starting Winlogbeat

Reading Time: < 1 minute 1 . Start the Winlogbeat service with the following command: PS C:\Program Files\Winlogbeat> Start-Service winlogbeat Winlogbeat should now be running. If you used the configuration described here, then you can view the log file at C:\ProgramData\winlogbeat\Logs\winlogbeat. 2 . You can view the status of the service and control it from the Services management console in Windows. […]

Configuring Winlogbeat

Reading Time: 2 minutes 1 . Once the program is installed, we need to edit its configuration file called “winlogbeat.yml” and make some changes to make it work with BLËSK. To do this, you edit the Winlogbeat configuration file to disable the Elasticsearch output by commenting it out and enable the Logstash output by uncommenting the logstash section. The hosts option specifies […]

Installing Winlogbeat

Reading Time: < 1 minute 1 . Download the Winlogbeat zip file from the downloads page. 2 . Extract the contents into C:\Program Files. 3 . Rename the winlogbeat-<version> directory to Winlogbeat. 4 . Open a PowerShell prompt as an Administrator. 5 . Run the following commands to install the service. If script execution is disabled on your system, you […]

Introduction

Reading Time: < 1 minute Revision 1.0.1 – (11-01-2017)   Winlogbeat ships Windows event logs to a syslog server such as BLËSK. You can install it as a Windows service on Windows XP or later. Winlogbeat reads from one or more event logs using Windows APIs, filters the events based on user-configured criteria, then sends the event data to the […]