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Extend Event Viewer Log Alerts

This new feature provides an extended event viewer option. An example of a very useful use case for this feature would be monitoring Windows backup events.

Follow the steps below to learn how to configure extended event viewer to monitor Windows backup alerts.

1. From the left hand panel click on Admin
2. Then click Thresholds
The Threshold Profiles form displays
3. Select the Profile that you want to add Windows Backup Monitoring to
The Edit Threshold page displays
4. Under Threshold Items click Add New Item
The Threshold Item form displays
5. Select the Category Type Events By Source
6. Set the Source Folder to Other

7. The Custom Folder name should be taken from the machine event viewer path: 

  • Right click on Events Logs > Properties

  • Copy the full Log Name

  • Paste into Custom Folder field

8. Enter the Source Name or Source ID

Note: Source Name or Source ID can be found in Windows by clicking on the Event Viewer

log e.g. Windows Backup > Action Centre > Details tab > XML view

Copy the provider name and paste it to Atera.

 

9. Click Apply
Alternatively, you can review Microsoft KB for additional Source ID's:

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc734488(v=ws.10).aspx

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