Send logs from Windows without agent / winlogbeat / filebeat


(Roy Binderman) #1

Hi - I'm new to ELK-Stack, I've managed to install & config the ELK stack on Ubuntu server (I'm a professional Linux sysadmin...) and to setup the winlogbeat on a windows client, I wonder if there is a way to send logs from Windows machines to my ELK-Server without using / installing the agents on Windows clients
Thanks


(Pier-Hugues Pellerin) #2

Hello,

There are a few ways to send data from windows machines to Elasticsearch:

  • Use Winlogbeat
  • Use Filebeat for text log.
  • Use Nxlog to Logstash and to Elasticsearch

The easiest way is Winlogbeat / Filebeat, Is there any specific reason why you don't want to run theses agent on the windows machines?


(Roy Binderman) #3

Hi Pier
My company gives a third party security services so the Windows machines are owned by my clients, I would like to avoid installing agents if it's possible, if there is no other option I'll user winlogbeat


(Pier-Hugues Pellerin) #4

Thanks for the clarification @Roy_Binderman,

Sadly there is no out of the box solution, so winlogbeat would be the way to go!


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