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McAfee SIEM Collector Agent - EVT file read


I found this configuration option in the agent menu, but i can't make it work fine. In theory this is reading logs directly from the .evt file, not from the windows eventing API. But i get this message in debug mode:

<131>1 febr. 18 14:43:43 McAfeeEventCollector: ERROR 1 GetData Failed to load bookmark: Could not find a part of the path 'C:\Windows\System32\winevt\Logs'.

   at System.IO.__Error.WinIOError(Int32 errorCode, String maybeFullPath)

   at System.IO.Directory.InternalGetFileDirectoryNames(String path, String userPathOriginal, String searchPattern, Boolean includeFiles, Boolean includeDirs, SearchOption searchOption)

   at System.IO.Directory.GetFiles(String path, String searchPattern, SearchOption searchOption)

   at McAfee.EventCollector.WindowsEVTPlugin.Plugin.GetData(Nullable`1& eventData)

I'm using domain admin credentials.hank you,


Thank you,


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Re: McAfee SIEM Collector Agent - EVT file read


What type of data source are you trying to configure? Also, verify you have the correct directory where the server stores its logs.

Re: McAfee SIEM Collector Agent - EVT file read


What do you mean? It's a Windows data source. The problem is, i need to monitor a specific RDP session event that is logged in to this specific .evt file. In Security, System or Application logs not included this message.

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Re: McAfee SIEM Collector Agent - EVT file read

I try local admin, same error. For test copy events file to another directory - all work fine.

Event files locked by process

You can copy, then take logs (((