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Log File Sensor & network resource

Created: 23 Jul 2007 • Updated: 09 Aug 2010 | 3 comments
lukaszfr's picture


Does Log File sensor can gather data from files located on network shares?
Let's say that we have Logs.csv file in C:\Logs folder on Windows Server called SRV1.
I tried configurations with following log file paths:
- directly \\SRV1\Logs\Logs.csv
- via mapped drive Y:\Logs.csv

In both cases there were errors in collectors logs.

So, is it possible to read file from remote location, and if yes, what syntax/configuration must be used?


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lukaszfr's picture

OK, problem solved.
Path to log file must be an UNC path and SSIM Agent must running by special account, not Local System which is default. Of course used account must have appropriate permissions to specified network share.

Belén del Toro's picture


I'm facing the same problem you had.
I've tried using a mapped drive, that would be the perfect option, but didn't manage to get it working. I've done it with the UNC path, using the same user to launch the agent (with administrator and 'log on as a service' rights) in the domain, and it works fine. My problem now, is trying to do same with computers that are not in the domain. I was wondering if you get something like this done.


lukaszfr's picture


Try to create local user account on the non-domain computer using the same username and password as the AD account.