RSyslog Windows Agent Configuration Client

The RSyslog Windows Agent Configuration Client - called “the Client” - is used to configure all components and features of the WinSyslog Service. The Client can also be used to create a configuration profile on a base system. That profile can later be distributed to a large number of target systems.

RSyslog Windows Agent Service

The RSyslog Windows Agent Service – called “the service” - runs as a Windows service and carries out the actual work.

The service is the only component that needs to be installed on a monitored system. The RSyslog Windows Agent service is called the product “engine”. As such, we call systems with only the service installed “engine-only” installations.

The service runs in the background without any user intervention. It can be controlled via the control panel “services” applet or the “Computer Management” MMC under Windows. The client can also be used to control service instances.

x64 Build

The installer inherits the 32bit as well as the 64bit edition. It determines directly, which version is suitable for your operating system and therefore installs the appropriate version. Major compatibility changes for the x64 platform have been made in the Service core. For details see the changes listed below:

  • Configuration Registry Access, a DWORD Value will now be saved as QWORD into the registry. However the Configuration Client and Win32 Service Build can handle these data type and convert these values automatically into DWORD if needed. The Configuration Client will remain a win32 application. Only the Service has been ported to the x64 platform.

A note on cross updates from Win32 to x64 Edition of rsyslog Agent!

It is not possible to update directly from Win32 to x64 Edition using setup upgrade method. The problem is that a minor upgrade will NOT install all the needed x64 components. Only a full install will be able to do this. Therefore, in order to perform a cross update, follow these instructions:

  1. Create a backup of your configuration, save it as registry or xml file (See the Configuration Client Computer Menu)
  2. Uninstall RSyslog Windows Agent.
  3. Install RSyslog Windows Agent by using the x64 Edition of the setup.
  4. Import your old settings from the registry or xml file.