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Install the Windows JSON App and view the Dashboards

The Sumo Logic App for Windows JSON consists of dashboards that give you instant insights into your Windows overview, logins status, event errors, default, and application.

This page has instructions for installing the Sumo Logic JSON App for Windows and descriptions of each of the app dashboards. 

Install the Sumo Logic App

To install the app:

Locate and install the app you need from the App Catalog. If you want to see a preview of the dashboards included with the app before installing, click Preview Dashboards.

  1. From the App Catalog, search for and select the app. 
  2. Select the version of the service you're using and click Add to Library.
  1. To install the app, complete the following fields.
    1. App Name. You can retain the existing name, or enter a name of your choice for the app.

    2. Data Source. Select either of these options for the data source.

      • Choose Source Category, and select a source category from the list.

      • Choose Enter a Custom Data Filter, and enter a custom source category beginning with an underscore. Example: (_sourceCategory=MyCategory).

    3. Advanced. Select the Location in Library (the default is the Personal folder in the library), or click New Folder to add a new folder.
  2. Click Add to Library.

Once an app is installed, it will appear in your Personal folder, or other folder that you specified. From here, you can share it with your organization. 

Panels will start to fill automatically. It's important to note that each panel slowly fills with data matching the time range query and received since the panel was created. Results won't immediately be available, but with a bit of time, you'll see full graphs and maps. 

Dashboard Filter with Template Variables 

Template variables provide dynamic dashboards that rescope data on the fly. As you apply variables to troubleshoot through your dashboard, you can view dynamic changes to the data for a fast resolution to the root cause. For more information, see the Filter with template variables help page.

Windows - Overview

The Windows - Overview dashboard provides insights into fatal or warning messages, policy changes, system restarts, and changes to administrative groups.

Use this dashboard to:

  • Monitor systems experiencing fatal errors, warnings, and system restarts.
  • Monitor services installed on the systems.
  • Monitor policy changes performed on the system.
  • Monitor the number of changes performed on the Administrative groups.


Windows - Default

The Windows - Default dashboard provides information about the start and stop operations for Windows services, Windows events, operations events, and Errors and Warnings.

Use this dashboard to:

  • Monitor services being stopped, started on the system.
  • Monitor event types (channels) collected from the system. 
  • Monitor Log Level (error, warning) trend on the systems.
  • Monitor operations performed on the system like restarts, user creation, group creation, and firewall changes.


Windows - Login Status

The Windows - Login Status dashboard provides information about successful and failed logins, successful Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) reconnects, and failed login outliers.

Use this dashboard to:

  • Monitor Successful and Failed logins by the user and track their locations with successful and failed login attempts.
  • Monitor RDP (Remote Desktop) reconnect events.
  • Track if there are failed login outliers to identify mischievous login activities.


Windows - Event Errors

The Windows - Event Errors dashboards provide insights into error keyword trends and outliers.

Use this dashboard to:

  • Monitor various errors in the systems.
  • Monitor error trends and outliers to ensure they are within acceptable limits to decide the next step.


Windows - Application

The Windows - Application dashboard provides detailed information about install, uninstall, and event trends.

Use this dashboard to:

  • Monitor Install and uninstall of applications performed on the system.
  • Monitor log levels (error, warning, information) through trends and quick snapshots.
  • Monitor various application-specific events happening through recent messages.