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Prevent LEM agent from collecting Windows Application, Security, and System logs

Updated April 27, 2018

Overview

By default, the LEM Windows agent will deploy with connectors to read the Windows Application, Security, and System logs. If you do not want to monitor one or more of these logs, see the Resolution below.

Environment

  • LEM all versions
  • Agents deployed to Windows hosts

Cause 

Connectors for Windows Application, Security, and System are installed by default

Resolution

This is the default and expected behavior. If you wish to stop reading one or more of these log files from a particular agent, you will need to remove the appropriate connector(s) from that node.

 

  1. Go to Manage > Nodes.
  2. Locate the Window node you want to alter, click its gear icon, and choose Connectors.
  3. Check the Configured box to see the applicable connectors and locate the connector you wish to remove.
  4. Click its gear icon, choose Stop, click the gear icon again, and choose Delete.

 

Once the connector is removed, events that go to that log file will no longer be collected by LEM.

 

 

 

 

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