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Creating an Inital Configuration

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Once WinSyslog is installed, a working configuration needs to be created. The reason is that WinSyslog does not perform any work without being instructed to do so. To create some basic work, the following needs to be done:


Create a simple rule set - The most basic rule set includes no criteria, which means all incoming messages will match. To get started, we recommend using just a single "Write to File" action which will write the incoming messages to the local disk.


Create at least one syslog listener - Be sure to associate the created rule set with the "Syslog Listener".


Start the WinSyslog service


Your system is now ready to acced and store incoming messages.