What is Lansweeper's Event Log Viewer Feature?
Lansweeper provides IT professionals with a highly accurate event log viewer feature. Through its advanced discovery and recognition capabilities, it can instantly scan all Windows devices connected to your network for the Windows Logs information you need and automatically collect & centralize this data in a secure database. Lansweeper functions as an all-in-one solution that does more than a regular event log scanner. In fact, gathering event logs is just one of the many useful features Lansweeper has to offer IT professionals.
Adjust Windows Event Log Scanner Frequency
Lansweeper allows you to scan event logs as frequently or irregularly as needed. While event logs are scanned during every Windows scan, you can also lower this frequency to once a week, once a day or less. Vital assets often need to be frequently scanned to ensure that the events scanned are always up to date and to alert staff in case any issues arise. Lansweeper includes two special scanning targets which only scan Windows event log information. You can either scan a specific Windows asset or provide an active directory path for event log scanning. Event log scanning targets will scan the specified assets based on a set interval.
View and Filter Event Logs Using Reports
Retrieved event log information can be viewed on the asset’s page or by using the built-in reports. However, to utilize the full potential of event logs, you can create your own custom reports. Create a list of all success audits, failure audits, Windows lockouts, or get an overview of workstations that recently crashed. With Lansweeper, you can scan for a specific event log in the scanner settings or you can filter by event type. As long as the information is available in the Windows event log, you can report on it.
Enable or Disable Non-Error Event Log Scanning
Lansweeper only scans error events by default to increase performance, but you can also enable scanning of non-error event logs like warning, information and audit logs if you need it. The different event types can be enabled or disabled under the Configuration tab of your Lansweeper web console.
Get Notified When Critical Events Are Logged
Create event log alerts to notify you as soon as a critical event is scanned. By combining Windows event log scanning targets and email alerts, you will be notified within minutes when vital assets are having difficulties. And of course, email notifications also work for non-critical event logs. Simply modify the criteria for your alerts in the Reports & Alerts section of your Lansweeper web console. There you can find the option to add event filters and define your email groups.
Manage Lansweeper's Event Logs to Stay Compliant
Lansweeper's event viewer feature can help you to stay compliant. The data Lansweeper collects is reliable and continuously up to date. It can also be instantly retrieved in a ready-made report, which means you are always prepared to inform auditors. Analyzing event log data can help to avoid network vulnerabilities and security issues. And more than often these issues need to be resolved quickly in order to protect the network from potential attacks. This is where Lansweeper comes in. Our software makes analyzing event logs faster and easier by offering IT pros full visibility across their network.
Most frequent questions and answers
Windows event logs can be found in the Windows event viewer and contain vital information about everything on your Windows computer. It keeps log files for errors, information messages, and warnings and is frequently used for troubleshooting any kind of Windows computer problem.
Windows Event Viewer (sometimes called Windows Event Log Analyzer or Windows Event Log Scanner) is a type of log service first introduced by Microsoft in 1993. It essentially gathers reports (or event logs) from software and system functions on Windows devices about certain events that took place, like a failure to complete an action. The event logs can be viewed in Event Viewer so that administrators know what errors occur in the system. The Windows Event Viewer is still a component of today's Windows devices, even on the latest Windows operating systems like Windows 10. To open the Windows 10 Event Viewer, go to the start menu and search for Event Viewer.
Absolutely. Lansweeper can scan all your Windows devices, and all at once. This saves you a lot of time and effort, because you do not need to check event logs on every device separately. Lansweeper also gives you many more options to sort through the event logs and it can present them to you in ready-made reports. You can also enable reminders and alerts for easy IT management. Essentially, Lansweeper gives IT professionals an advanced event viewer with many different features that give full visibility of an entire IT estate.