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To add a Windows Network log to XpoLog:
  1. In Add Data pane click on Local Network. The Source and Collection Setting wizard opens.
    • To change a log source, near Source Type, click on the Change button.
  2. In Connection Details, select the Windows Authentication account required to connect to the log, or click the new link to add an account  to the system (see Address Book).
    Note: If you do not have any Windows authentication accounts defined in XpoLog, the Add Windows Authentication account  page is presented automatically.
    Recommended: It is recommended to configure a service account (on the XpoLog Service in the Windows Services Panel) with the required permissions to read logs from remote machines in the network. Then all logs, local or any other machine in the network, can be defined as Local log type page (see Adding a Local Log).
  3. In Log Path or Directory, type the path to the log's location 
    lick Browse to open the System Files Browser of the Windows Network machine that you connected to, expand the folders to get to the desired log, and then click Select to display the log location in Log Path.
  4. Optionally, append to the log path a name pattern to capture multiple files from the same log. (For pattern syntax, see see XpoLog Patterns Language.)
  5. Optionally, define advanced settings for the Windows Network log – Files Attributes, Files Filters, and/or Regional Settings (see Configuring Advanced Log Settings).
  6. Click either of the following buttons:
    Save – XpoLog applies an automated pattern on the incoming log, and the Log Viewer opens displaying the parsed records of the new log. The log  The log name is displayed in the left pane in its selected location under Folders and Logs.If  If you put in the log path a {string} pattern, the various files of the log appear in the left pane. Otherwise, only one file appears. You can perform regular actions on this log.
    Next – The Patterns administration screen opens.  
  7. Optionally, click on Collection Settings to define advanced settings for the local log – Files Attributes, Files Filters, and/or Regional Settings (see Configuring Advanced Log Settings). 
  8. Click Add Log. A progress box displays the status of the system as it scans the selected path for log. When the scan completes, the Patterns Administration Wizard screen opens.
  9. Optionally, Apply patterns on the log data and save the log in XpoLog XpoLog (see Applying Patterns on the Log).
  10. Click Save – XpoLog applies an automated pattern on the incoming log. Log Collection Settings wizard opens.
  11. Optionally, defining the basic information of the new log (see Setting Log General Information).
  12. Click one of the following:
    Save & Close – XpoLog saves the new log and points to the logs tree. locate the log in the logs tree and enter the viewer in order to view the log.
    Save & Add Another – XpoLog saves the new log and points to Add Log screen so that you may another log.


  • On a Unix machine, you can bring into XpoLog local logs that reside on the same machine or in a mounted directory to which you have direct access.
  • On a Windows machine you can define zipped logs (single/multiple files) without extracting them:
    If you have a file, which contains inside a single file, it should be defined directly on that file
    If you have a file, which contains inside multiple files (log-name.log, log-name.log.1, log-name.log.2, ..., log-name.log.N) it should be defined using the name pattern:{string}