Add Windows event log monitoring service to a device

The Windows event log is a record of all events - information, warnings and errors - produced by a Windows computer. The N-able N-central Windows Event Log Monitoring service enables you to monitor this log and filter important notifications. Add monitoring to a device to retrieve only the information you need.

  1. In the left navigation menu, click Views > All Devices
  2. Click the name of the device to set up Windows Event Log Monitoring
  3. Click the Monitoring tab, and then Add
  4. In the Monitoring Appliance dropdown at the top of the page, ensure Local Agent is selected
  5. In the Services list, scroll to find the Windows Event Log service
  6. Set the number of instances of the Windows Event Log service to 1
  7. Click Apply at the bottom of the page
  8. You will be automatically taken back to the Monitoring tab for the device, click Windows Event Log in the Service list
  9. Move to the Service Details tab and configure the monitoring options. For information on the options, see Windows Event Log service.
  10. Always enter a unique Service Identifier so that you know what the service is from the status tab of the device. This important if you start setting up Windows Event Log services for service templates and have multiple instances of the service.

    In the Event Conditions, use AND or OR logic for N-able N-central to create precise notifications from events. For more information, see Reducing notification noise in Windows event logs.

  11. Click OK

The service is now added to the device. Notifications of the events configured will appear.