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Does anyone know if there is a way to ingest Windows Event Logs in to Log Analytics?
This was the answer I got from support after I asked the same question.
Log analytics doesn't support monitoring for windows event viewer logs but however, you can use our windows event log extension monitor to get it monitored
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As you now know there is no OOB solution to ingest windows event logs into Analytics.
A quick way to do this as follows, I am assuming you want to use the Log Analytics licensing, not the Custom Analytics Schema.
1. Use Elastics winlogbeat solution to process the events logs into a file output
2. Then use the default log analytics function of AppD to ingest the event logs into Log Analytics using the machine agents.
Depending on the scale of your requirement you can either do the following to simplify the layout.
1. Use built in windows functionality to forward all events to a centralized server, and install one instance of winlogbeat to process the data into AppD.
2. install winlogbeat on multiple windows servers to process each separately