Event Log Forwarder Service vs User Interface
After you have downloaded and extract the Log Forwarder files, you can use one of two options to set up your program: the application or the Windows installer. Event Log Forwarder for Windows is comprised of two standard application executables (.exe):
- The Service (
- The User Interface (
Log Forwarder User Interface
The Event Log Forwarder for Windows user interface allows you to configure the Service. It can - depending on which options were selected during installation - be opened using the SolarWinds Event Log Forwarder for Windows desktop shortcut item, the Quicklaunch item, or from the SolarWinds Event Log Forwarder for Windows Program group accessible from the Windows Start button.
Log Forwarder Service
Event Log Forwarder for Windows Service is named SolarWinds Event Log Forwarder for Windows and is installed and started during the installation process. The Service allows you to check or manage the Event Log Forwarder for Windows Service (start, stop, restart etc.) from the Windows Services manager. You can also run the Windows command prompt:
Net Start "ServiceName".