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Collect Logs for the Windows Legacy App

This page provides instructions on configuring log collection for the Windows Legacy App, so that logs are collected from the Microsoft Windows Event Log and ingested into Sumo Logic. A sample log message and example query are also provided.

Log Types

Standard Windows event channels include:

  • Security
  • Application
  • System

Custom event channels, such as PowerShell or Internet Explorer are also supported.

Configure a Collector and a Source

To configure a collector and source, do the following:
  1. Configure an Installed Windows collector through the user interface or from the command line.
  2. Configure either a local or remote Windows Event Log source. To configure a Windows Event Log source set the following:
    • Event Format. Select Collect using legacy format.


      Collect using legacy format. Events retain their default text format from Windows.

For more information on local or remote Windows Event Log Source configuration, refer to Local Windows Event Log Source and Remote Windows Event Log Source.

Sample Log Message

instance of Win32_NTLogEvent
    Category = 13571;
    CategoryString = "MPSSVC Rule-Level Policy Change";
    ComputerName = "";
    EventCode = 4957;
    EventIdentifier = 4957;
    EventType = 5;
    InsertionStrings = {"CoreNet-IPHTTPS-In", "Core Networking - IPHTTPS (TCP-In)", "Local Port"};
    Logfile = "Security";
    Message = "Windows Firewall did not apply the following rule:

    Rule Information:
    ID: CoreNet-IPHTTPS-In
    Name: Core Networking - IPHTTPS (TCP-In)

    Error Information:
    Reason: Local Port resolved to an empty set.";
    RecordNumber = 1441653878;
    SourceName = "Microsoft-Windows-Security-Auditing";
    TimeGenerated = "20130411232352.140400-000";
    TimeWritten = "20130411232352.140400-000";
    Type = "Audit Failure";

Query Sample

Recent Policy Changes

_sourceCategory=OS/Windows "Policy Change"
| parse regex "CategoryString = \"(?<category>[^\"]+?)\";[\s\S]+?Logfile = \"Security\""
| count by category
| where category matches "*Policy Change*"