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Windows Event Log Scanner

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.

  • Collect event log data from devices across your network
  • Automatically organize event log data in a centralized database
  • Troubleshoot IT issues faster & more reliably
  • Identify & resolve vulnerabilities
  • View & filter event logs in built-in or custom-built reports
  • Schedule event log alerts & get notified automatically

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.


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