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Assign Consolidated Logs

By default, when a host or host group is assigned to a log report, the configured Event Log Consolidation template is calculated for each host and log then logs that reside in the Log Database applied to the report. The Explicitly Assigned Logs tab, found in various Report property views, enables you to assign de-commissioned server logs, archived logs and auxiliary logs (backed up consolidated logs), to the report. In addition, Event Log Reports also include support to assign native Event Log File backups.

Native Event Log File backups or EVTX files are significantly slower to parse when compared to the Log Databases. Unless required for compliance, we suggest using the Log Database over Native Event Log files.

To explicitly assign logs in the archive or auxiliary log databases:

  • From the Explicitly assigned consolidated logs controls, click the Add button. The Select Logs view displays.
  • Navigate to the specific logs you would like to include in the report, check the logs, then click OK.

To remove previously assigned consolidated logs:

  • Under the Explicitly assigned consolidated logs view, select each log you would like to remove then click the Minus button.
  • To clear all logs, press the Clear button.

To explicitly assign native Event Log files:

  • From the Explicitly assigned Event Log file backups controls, click the Add button. Select File dialog displays.
    Since the Management Console is a client that can be installed anywhere, the Select File dialog is a proprietary view that displays the file system from the service's point of view.
  • Navigate to the specific log you would like to include in the report, then click OK.
    Compressed files are automatically expanded. Encrypted files are decrypted using the key assigned to the assigned Event Log File backup template. If an Event Log File template is not assigned to the host, the file must decrypted prior to running the report.

To remove previously assigned Event Log files:

  • Under the Explicitly assigned consolidated logs view select each log you would like to remove then click the Minus button.
  • To clear all logs, press the Clear button.

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