Event Log Monitor

EventReporter monitors Windows event logs. All currently-existing logs are fully supported: the standard Windows Event Logs, the three new logs introduced by Windows 2000 as well as custom event logs and the brand-new Window Vista event logging system. Also supported are Windows event log files. That feature supports NAS-devices, which often offer log information in Windows event log file format (.evt). By monitoring these files, SAN devices, too, can be monitored in near-real-time.

Event Log Monitor V2

EventReporter monitors Windows event logs. All currently-existing logs are fully supported: the EventLog Monitor V2 is especially designed for the use with Windows Vista. This makes you capable of using the all-new and advanced EventLog structure of the most recent version of Windows.


Heartbeat can be used for providing a cyclic activity in which actions can be carried out. It also is useful for detecting system failures.



Local Filtering

EventReporter can locally filter events based on the any event log property (like event id, severity or even partial message content). Flexible boolean operations and nested conditions are supported. That way, you can discard messages you are not interested in and alert high-priority message e.g. via email.


Log Storage

Write To File

This option writes event log messages to text files. It is quite uncommon to use that feature with EventReporter. However, should it be needed, it is available. Typically, however, messages are forwarded to another system or be used to generate alerts.

Write To Database

Database logging allows writing all events to a database. Once they are stored inside the database, different message viewers as well as custom applications can easily browse them. Using remote databases is one way to create a central event repository. In larger environments, however, approaches via syslog or SETP might be more useful from a performance point of view.

Write To Event Log

It is used to configure logging to the Windows event log. It is primarily included for legacy purposes. To be honest, this option makes pretty little sense in most cases with EventReporter. It is included for compatibility with other products of the MonitorWare line as well as for generating internal alarms in advanced rule sets.



Forward via Email

Event log information can be delivered via standard Internet email. This is an excellent option for alerting in case an important message occurs. Consequently, that option is an enabler for smaller organizations or service providers who monitor their client’s servers unattended.

Net Send

This helps to send short alert messages to recipient machine via Windows net send facility.

Play Sound

This action allows you to play a sound file. This feature was requested by some users who would like to physically sound an alert on occurrence of highly critical events.

Syslog Support

This is one of the primary uses of EventReporter. With it, Windows events can be converted to syslog and sent to any syslog server in the enterprise. The message format is highly customizable. Event log severity classes are mapped to the corresponding syslog classes. Syslog facility codes are fully supported. A single message can be sent to multiple syslog servers.

SETP Support

SETP is Adiscon’s protocol for reliably transfering event messages in native format. It is primarily of use for those that want to build a larger, centralised event repository. SETP can optionally be SSL-encrypted.

Powerful Event Processing

EventReporter is powerful and flexible rule engine processes all events based on a configured set of actions. An unlimited number of rules and actions allows tailoring to the specific needs.

Set Status

Each information unit has certain properties e.g. EventID, Priority, Facility etc. You can create a new property and assign any valid desired value as well as filter to it. This capability is used for advanced applications, possible to automatically fix problem situations.

Set Property

With the “Set Property”, some properties of the incoming message can be modified. This is especially useful if an administrator would like to e.g. rename two equally named servers.


Send to Communications Port

It allows to send a string to an attached communications device, that is it sends a message through a Serial Port. This can be a very valuable ability depending on the serially-attached device. Typically, it is is used in advanced applications and most often to automatically fix problem situations.

Start Program

With this, an external program can be run. Any valid Windows executable can be run. This includes actual programs (EXE files) as well as scripts like batch files (.BAT) or VB scripts (.vbs). Start Program can, for example, be used to carry out corrective action when specific events occur.

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Multi-Language Client

The EventReporter client comes with multiple languages ready to go. Out of the box, English, German and Japanese are supported. Languages can be switched instantly. Language settings are specific to a user.
Additional languages can be easily integrated using Adiscon’s XML based localization technology. We ask customers interested in an additional language for a little help with the translation work (roughly 1 hour of work). Adiscon will than happily create a new version. This service is free!

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Friendly and Customizable User Interface

Of course, the configuration program supports multiple skins.

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Other Miscellaneous Features

There are certain features of EventReporter those have added an amazing power to it. These include ease of use, full Windows, XP and Vista support, robustness, remote administration, minimal resource usage, full NT event log decoding, and double byte character set support. To learn more about these, please see other miscellaneous features of EventReporter.


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