4 Replies Latest reply on Jul 9, 2009 2:29 PM by yogesh

    Log Forwarder Production Release Candidate - download here


      Log Forwarder for Windows is a utility that, when installed on your Windows Servers, will allow you to forward Windows Events as Syslog to your Kiwi Syslog Server. 

      This version includes:

      • Support for Windows XP, 2000, Vista, 2008
      • Fully extensible filtering of Events
      • Silent install support using MSI (e.g. for use with Microsoft SMS)
      • Built-in help documentation
      • Bug fixes for things found in beta1 and beta2

      Things to know:

      • You can install the RC in production.  At this point, the only bugs we are fixing are those found by customers, so if no bugs are found, the RC will be the GA build.
      • Please continue to post Log Forwarder 1.0 bugs to the Beta forum.  Only a certain group of people have Log Forwarder 1.0 RC, so posting to general Thwack threads will confuse everyone.
      • The RC build will be upgradable to the GA build.  We don’t support Beta-to-Beta upgrades or Beta-to-RC upgrades, but we absolutely will support RC-to-RC or RC-to-GA upgrades.

      You may download the bits here:


      Please, please let us know about any issues you find (include Log Forwarder in the subject of your posts).  The goal of releasing this to you early is to ensure any issues are found while the 1.0 customer base is small and we can respond rapidly.  We want this to be another great release and you are a critical part of that process.

      Thanks in advance for your help!


        • Re: Log Forwarder Production Release Candidate - download here


          Is there going to be any way to remotely configure the SolarWinds Log Forward like the snare product. This makes it easier to manage in the enterprise.



          PS. Does this support all log events System/Application/Security/File Replication etc

            • Re: Log Forwarder Production Release Candidate - download here

              Hi Julian,

              Not at this stage unfortunately.  It is something that the Product Team have discussed before and it is recognized as a feature that we'd like to include in the future... it's just not gonna make the cut for this first-up release.

              Currently, the only way to manage remote deployments is by pushing out copies of the LogForwarderSettings file to the remote machine.  In other words, modifying the configuration on a local machine, and pushing the same configuration out to one or more remote machines.

              In answer to your other question, Yes, Log Forwarder supports all event logs that are normally available through the Windows Event Viewer.

                • Re: Log Forwarder Production Release Candidate - download here

                  Julian, just to piggyback on Mike's comments, we believe that most customers will prefer to manage multiple Log Forwarder settings using a file-based deployment using SMS (or some other software deployment mechanism) versus one by one using your web browser.   We were also concerned about the security implications of standing up web servers for every Log Forwarder deployed.

              • Re: Log Forwarder Production Release Candidate - download here

                Hi Chris,

                Could you please advise me as to when Log Forwarder will be ‘officially’ released and available to purchase?

                Also, will it work with previous releases of SysLog Server or will it require 9.0?

                Many thanks,


                Yogesh Sharma
                Head of ICT (MRC Euston Campus)
                MRC Clinical Trials Unit