Specific windows events log (EventID 104 etc) not arriving



I have the graylog sidecar and nxlog installed and configured on my DC in order to send windows events log, the issue is, although i receive the logs (Application,Security,Setup) properly, i don’t receive all System logs properly, specifically the 104 event id, for event log cleared, although the event id is actually exists and appears in the System log when i check it on Event Viewer.

I am using collector sidecar version 0.1.3 and the DC is a Windows Server 2008r2.

Am i missing anything? Do i need to configure anything else, in the graylog web ui or something?

Thank you


What level of logs have you specified in nxlog conf query element? 104 might be on such a low level, that the default settings of nxlog might not grab them and you need to make your own QueryList in the input module config.


Hi jtkarvo,

I have tried the following options:
In the graylog web ui, under “Configure NXLog Inputs”:
Channel is empty and Query is empty.

Under “Define NXLog Snippets” i am using the following:

Moduledir %ROOT%\modules
CacheDir %ROOT%\data
Pidfile %ROOT%\data\nxlog.pid
SpoolDir %ROOT%\data
LogFile %ROOT%\data\nxlog.log
LogLevel INFO

Module xm_syslog Module im_msvistalog

This is really strange…when i explicitly set/type “System” in the Channel, the log arrives properly. But only system logs of course.
I am really confused, i though that leaving Channel empty will bring events from all sources?

How can i use more than one channel in the Channel field?


you can use Querylist

For example, this source: https://serverfault.com/questions/543494/query-specific-logs-from-event-log-using-nxlog has the following example:

Query   <QueryList>\
        <Query Id="0">\
            <Select Path="Security">*</Select>\
            <Select Path="System">*[System/Level=4]</Select>\
            <Select Path="Application">*[Application/Level=2]</Select>\
            <Select Path="Setup">*[System/Level=3]</Select>\
            <Select Path='Windows PowerShell'>*</Select>\


Thank you,

So should i leave “Channel” empty and just put the above query to the “Query”?


I think the default channel should be OK.

You need to customize the query according to your own needs. That example and link just show an example.

Edit: you can test the query with the event viewer: there is a “create custom view” option, where you can test the query first; then when you see it works, use it in nxlog configuration.


Thank you jtkarvo, much appreciated

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