Remote access to Event Log

By pmelland ·
I am looking for an application that will allow me monitoring the Event log on my clients' PCs. I have over 45 clients with a total of approx. 250 PCs. What I want is an application that is loaded on the client PC and will send me some notification when there is WARNING or ERROR in their event log. There are a ton of Remote access/ desktop monitoring applications that do everything but my laundry. But all I want is the Event Log Notifications. Plus I don't want to spend $10,000 for this application. And please don't recommend Googling this request, done that and still nothing. THank you for any assistance you might provide.

Paul A. Melland

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Try Nagios and Nagios Event Log

by ddrury In reply to Remote access to Event Lo ...

Nagios Event Log ( can send alerts when various different event log events happen, and can be centrally monitored using Nagios ( Both free. For an easy implementation of Nagios try Groundwork Open Source (

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by Piyush.Agrawal In reply to Remote access to Event Lo ...

Open Event Viewer from the command-line using mmc.exe, and use the /auxsource=computername parameter. The /auxsource=computername parameter enables Event Viewer to obtain the information about events from a computer on which the event log service is installed. This can be the computer which generated the log or another computer on the network. You can use the /auxsource=computername parameter on computers running a Windows XP or later operating system. To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Administrators group on the local computer, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority. If the computer is joined to a domain, members of the Domain Admins group might be able to perform this procedure. As a security best practice, consider using Run as to perform this procedure.

These processes are pretty complicated. plus reports cant be generated.
Hence its better to use a third party software like this :


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