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Automatic Login/Logoff Reports

Automatic Login/Logoff Reports. Article created 2013-09-17 by Florian Riedl. In this article we have a scenario of a Windows Server 2008 system, which monitors the Security Logs for Logon and Logoff Events through EventReporter, writes the log data to a database and creates automatic reports through Adiscon LogAnalyzer and Scheduled Tasks.

Using MongoDB with rsyslog and LogAnalyzer

In this scenario we want to receive cee-formatted messages from a different system with rsyslog, store the messages with MongoDB and then display the stored messages with Adiscon LogAnalyzer. This is a very common use-case. Please read through the complete guide before starting. We will split this guide in 3 main parts. These parts can … Continue reading "Using MongoDB with rsyslog and LogAnalyzer"

How to upgrade LogAnalyzer

This Step-By-Step Guide describe how to Upgrade your LogAnalyzer Version. In this example I use a local WAMP Server. 1. First download the latest stable or beta build from here: http://loganalyzer.adiscon.com/downloads

How to setup EventReporter to view Windows Eventlogs in Adiscon LogAnalyzer

How to setup EventReporter to view Windows Eventlogs in Adiscon LogAnalyzer. Article created 2009-08-11 by Andre Lorbach. Last edited 2018-03-15 by Pascal Withopf. This article will help you to setup an environment to log and store Windows Events at a central place using EventReporter, and view and search them using Adiscon LogAnalyzer.

Running LogAnalyzer on IIS7

The usual user of Adiscon LogAnalyzer is using it on a Apache Webserver. But on the other hand, there are some customers who want to use it on IIS. Though, it is not ideally optimized for IIS, it still works. Unfortunately, the installation process is not entirely straight forward and installing PHP (which is a … Continue reading "Running LogAnalyzer on IIS7"

Using rsyslog mmnormalize module effectively with Adiscon LogAnalyzer

Using the mmnormalize module in rsyslog is a bit complicated at first. We want to describe in this article how to set up the basic components for using log normalization. In addition to that we will show how to configure these components so messages will be split into pieces of information. These pieces of information … Continue reading "Using rsyslog mmnormalize module effectively with Adiscon LogAnalyzer"

How to create automated daily/weekly reports?

Wouldn’t it be nice to get the reports in a preconfigured time interval, for example every day or every week? The reports module is integrated since version 3 of LogAnalyzer. It supports HTML and PDF output and can be fully parameterized. For example, Adiscon LogAnalyzer can be used to analyze user account logons over a … Continue reading "How to create automated daily/weekly reports?"

The connection to the interface takes long

Sometimes we get the message that the login to the LogAnalyzer interface takes long. There are two simple steps that can solve this issue.

Is LogAnalyzer a alternative for Logzilla?

Many people know Logzilla. It was known as php-syslog-ng before. But why should we write about this product from our competitors. The reason is simple.

How to resolve the error „No syslog records found (code 8 )”?

Some people stumbled upon a problem when installing LogAnalyzer v3.0.0. They got the following error message: No syslog records found (code 8 ) – Error Details: Unknown or unhandeled error occured. Additionally, when "MiscShowDebugMsg"

How to change the Admin Password when it is lost?

Sometimes it happens, that you might loose a password. You simply forget it or cannot find that piece of paper where you wrote it down. That is a pretty pesky situation. But what should you do in a case like this? Often software has a recovery mechanism where you have to answer specific questions. Or … Continue reading "How to change the Admin Password when it is lost?"

Where to put the plugins for LogAnalyzer?

From time to time, there will be new plugins available for Adiscon LogAnalyzer. If a older installation is used, new plugins will not be integrated automatically. To use plugins that have been released after the version that is used has been published, the following steps have to be made:

Using the reports module

The reports module is new with version 3 of LogAnalyzer. It supports HTML and PDF output and can be fully parameterized. For example, Adiscon LogAnalyzer can be used to analyze user account logons over a specific time frame, system and network errors can be identified or a status report of the whole network be generated. … Continue reading "Using the reports module"

How to insert new language files?

The modular structure of LogAnalyzer allows easy implementation of new enhancements. This is not restricted to new plugins of course. If files for a new localization are available, but not yet included to LogAnalyzer, you can easily install them afterwards.

What are Message Parsers?

Adiscon LogAnalyzer has a module structure and can be extended by so-called plugins. One type of plugin is the message parser. Message parsers are used to obtain structured information from a log message. A prominent example are Windows event log messages. There is no standard format on how these look when converted to syslog. Consequently, … Continue reading "What are Message Parsers?"

phpLogCon becomes Adiscon LogAnalyzer

As in all things, there is a certain fashion in open source project names as well. For a long time, "php*" was a great name for php-based open source solutions. However, nowadays these somewhat bulky names have been replaced by "more streamlined" names. I personally think that dropping the "php" part makes it somewhat easier … Continue reading "phpLogCon becomes Adiscon LogAnalyzer"