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Windows Syslog Server, Log Management, Consolidation, Monitoring and Compliance Software Tool for IT Professionals

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Server Manager is an inexpensive, easy way to pull back the logs from my servers...I've been very happy with the software and anytime I've needed help there support has quickly helped me out. It helps me meet the PCI Requirements I need to fulfill monitoring my servers.
Clinton Utt
Chief Information Officer
Prosite Business Solutions
August 3, 2020

What is Windows Syslog Server?

It is...

  • an enterprise class Centralized Syslog Management Software Tool
  • a Centralized Log Consolidator
  • a Real-Time Syslog Monitor Software Tool
  • a Log Analyzer Tool
  • a TCP and UDP Syslog Server
  • Compliance Reporting Software
  • a powerful Syslog Viewer with built-in paging, advanced search and filter capabilities

What does Windows Syslog Server do?

  • Gets you compliant by centralizing and monitoring syslogs from all your mission critical hardware.
  • Centrally consolidates log file entries to MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, elasticsearch, CosmosDB or to flat file
  • Real-Time monitors syslog messages for critical events
  • Schedules compliance and auditing reports
  • Sends SMS and email alerts and notifications
  • Remote executes custom Powershell scripts
  • Automatically deletes expired centralized consolidated log entries and native log file backups
  • Provides a paged view of log entries enabling IT professionals to quickly search, filter and analyze GB sized log files

How does Corner Bowl Windows Syslog Server do it?

Windows Syslog Server starts TCP and UDP Syslog Servers to receive messages, monitor and centralize syslogs from devices such as switches, routers and firewalls. Once harvested, log entries are saved to either a local or offsite log repository. Windows Syslog Server provides you with 5 different methods to centralize your log entries including MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, elasiticsearch and CosmosDB. Don't worry, out-of-the-box Windows Syslog Server saves data to its own flat file system format getting you up and running without any required 3rd party integration.

  • The world's most popular
  • Open source database
Microsoft SQL Server
  • Already have it?
  • Use it!
  • Really fast and free!
  • Open source NoSQL
  • Microsoft hosted NoSQL
  • Unlimited data storage
  • Bind to any port and Network Interface Card.
  • Includes a built-in DNS cache enabling syslog messages originating from any platform to be centrally saved using their fully qualified hostnames.
  • Optionally define syslog message delimiters such as CRLF, CR, LF or Null.
  • Automatically cleans up idle syslog client connections.

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What else does Corner Bowl Windows Syslog Server include?

Powerful Syslog Viewer
  • Watch Syslogs in real-time
  • Create complex filters from messages
  • Page, search, pause, resume and clear the viewer
  • Copy multiple entries to the clipboard and paste into an email
Automatic Log Entry Retention Policy

Syslogs typically generate massive amounts of data which can easily fill a server's disk ultimately bringing down the server. Managing consolidated Syslogs is simplified with our automatic Syslog entry retention policy. Out of the box Windows Syslog Server automatically removes and optionally archive messages to an archive database freeing up disk space.

Frequency Rules

Windows Syslog Server support frequency rules that enable you to get notified when a specific message occurs multiple times within a period of time or does not occur within a period of time. For example:

  • Get notified when an error occurs 3 times within 5 minutes.
  • Get notified when an expected daily message has not been received.
Maintenance Window Support

If you have scheduled maintenance windows which may cause real-time Syslog Monitors to product false triggers you can configure your monitors to shut down or, if using frequency rules, suspend alerting while continuing to apply Syslog entries to your frequency rules.

Windows Syslog Server has Unlimited Log Entry Filtering Options

Simple Filters

Enable you to quickly create or append to another filter inclusion and exclusion filter criteria then update and order multiple filter criteria.

Provides a graphical user interface to build, append and order your filter criteria.

Simple Syslog Filter
Complex Filters

Enable you to graphically create complex hierarchical filters with grouped (and, or, not) criteria and sub-grouped criteria.

Provides a graphical user interface to build, test and update your filter criteria.

Complex Syslog Filter
C# Script Filters

Enable you to script and compile your own filters so you can create the most powerful and customized filters imaginable.

Provides a C# script interface that includes property auto complete, a compiler and error output.

CSharp Script Syslog Filter

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Available Notifications, Alerts and Actions

Send Emails
Send custom email alerts and notifications with optional log file attachment support.
Send Microsoft Teams Messages
Send alerts and notifications to Microsoft Teams Channels via Incoming Webhook Connector.
Send SMS Messages
Send text messages through various popular SMS providers such as Twilio.
Launch a Script
Remote launch your own custom Powershell scripts, batch files and executables.
Manage Windows Services
Remote stop, start and restart Windows Services.
Fire SNMP Traps
Need to integrate into your enterprise systems? Fire Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) traps when critical events are detected.
Write to File
Write, append and backup schedule reports to HTML, CSV, TXT and PDF file formats.
Write Event Log Entries
Write custom alert and notification messages to any Windows Event Log on any machine.
Send Syslog Messages
Send custom Syslog alerts and notifications. You can even relay Syslog messages to another server.
Display Desktop Notifications
Client/Server architecture enables you to receive real-time notifications on your personal desktop or laptop.

Constant Delivery Pipelines


Automatically apply monitoring, notifications and reporting to new servers and workstations.

Runs scheduled scans on Active Directory or any Directory Service provider then applies configuration templates to discovered machines.


Automatically update and re-apply configurations ensuring new and existing rules are rolled to target groups of machines.

Runs scheduled scans then applies new and updated configuration templates to existing machines.


Automatically remove hosts from the software when servers or workstations are decommissioned.

Runs scheduled scans then removes machines either not found or not passing custom filter criteria.

System Requirements

Supported Operating Systems
  • Windows Server 2019, 2016, 2012, 2008 R2
  • Windows 10, 8, 7 SP1
Supported Architecture - 64-Bit and 32-Bit

Windows Syslog Server can be installed on both 64-bit and 32-Bit Windows.


8 GBs of available memory, 16 GBs suggested for faster throughput and large summary reports.

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8

The installation detects if the .Net Framework 4.8 is already installed. If not, the framework is automatically downloaded from Microsoft and then installed. Please note the framework may take a significant amount of time to install. Please be patient while the installation completes.

Domain Administrator Account

To access and manage remote resources Log Manager requires domain administrator credentials. If off-domain, then local administrator credentials. The first time the application is run, the onboarding wizard will prompt you to assign then necessary credentials to the service.

Windows Management Instrumentation (client and server)

Many functions within Windows Syslog Server utilize Microsoft's Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) API (e.g. Event Log management, CPU and memory monitoring). This software includes options to optimize WMI packet size and performance.


Windows Syslog Server is sold in node packs. Each unique IP address or hostname that is monitored, scanned or managed by the software is a node.

Windows Syslog Server can be installed on a single host or up to as many hosts as nodes purchased.

For example, a 100 node license would enable an IT professional to install the software on 3 servers with one installation monitoring 50 servers and the other two installations monitoring 25 workstations each for a total of 100 nodes.

After you purchase a license, you have the option through this website or your reseller to upgrade your existing license with more nodes.

Once you have purchased a license, a license key will be emailed to you. If you purchase through a reseller, a claim link will be emailed to you enabling you to retrieve your key from this website. Once you have your key you will register online through the software's management console. If you are installing this software on an Air-Gapped network, you will generate license key files through this website where you will also find detailed instructions on how to apply your Air-Gapped key files.

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Last Updated: June 1st, 2021