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Knowledge Base FAQ Item #6850015


Q6850015: I'm using ActiveXperts Network Monitor for monitoring all Event Logs in my network, but I noticed that the software is consuming a lot of bandwidth. What should I do?

Event Log monitoring consumes a lot of network bandwidth, and can really decrease the performance of your network, especially with large Event Logs. Unfortunately, there's nothing we can do about it. Just try any WMI script by Microsoft that scans event logs over the network and you'll see. In general, do not maintain large event logs, e.g. only log events from the last week, and (important!) import your event log data in some Event Log Archiver program (there are many). Also, do not query event logs frequently, not like every 5 minutes, but for instance once every hour.

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