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What's New in WinCollect

 

Learn about the new features in each WinCollect release.

What's new in 7.2.8

WinCollect JSA 7.2.8 includes the following capabilities:

  • Support for remote polling for Microsoft IIS events using the WinCollect plug-in for Microsoft IIS.

  • Support for Microsoft Exchange Server.

  • A new logging subsystem that combines logging into a single file.

  • A new statistics file that tracks events per second per channel (event log).

  • Support for the Windows 2016 Core OS.

What's new in 7.2.7

WinCollect 7.2.7 includes support for DNS debug logging on Windows Server 2008 (32-bit).

What's new in 7.2.6

WinCollect 7.2.6 includes the following capabilities:

  • More information from Microsoft standard event logs is now captured.

  • You can now set up inclusion filters for the following Windows logs: Application, Security, System, and DNS.

  • Pre-defined Windows Security event filters, based on NSA recommendations.

  • Support for more time stamp formats with WinCollect DNS debug logs.

  • Introduced InfoX debug logs to provide customers with more details on events that are being captured.

What's new in 7.2.5

WinCollect 7.2.5 includes support for Microsoft Windows Server 2016.

What's new in 7.2.4

WinCollect 7.2.4 includes the following capabilities:

  • DNS Debugging plug-in. WinCollect 7.2.4 expands log collection by adding the DNS debugging plug-in. The plug-in collects DNS debugging logs, which let you monitor DNS traffic.

  • Automatic Windows event log creation for stand-alone deployments. You can now configure log sources automatically when you install stand-alone WinCollect deployments, rather than configuring log sources later.

  • Improved installation process. The installation wizard for both managed and stand-alone deployments of WinCollect now includes a configuration file that you can use in silent installations.

  • Improved uninstallation process. When you uninstall WinCollect 7.2.4, you no longer need to stop services. The uninstallation process also removes all WinCollect files.

  • Custom entries in WinCollect status messages. You can add custom information to the WinCollect Agent status messages.

  • Log improvements. WinCollect manages disk space for logs by compressing and archiving new versions of logs after they reach 20 MB. This feature is now available for both upgrades and new installations of WinCollect 7.2.4.

What's new in 7.2.3

WinCollect 7.2.3 includes the following capabilities:

  • Reduction in the disk space that is required for log maintenance. WinCollect manages disk space for logs by compressing and archiving new versions of logs after they reach a certain size. WinCollect also archives the oldest patch checkpoint folder after 10 are created. When JSA updates WinCollect with new code, the checkpoint folders store a backup of the replaced code. This feature is available automatically for new installations of WinCollect 7.2.3. Users that upgrade to WinCollect 7.2.3 can configure options that enable the log rollover feature.

  • Stand-alone agents can send events that use TLS Syslog. You can configure a log source in WinCollect stand-alone deployments to send encrypted events to JSA.

What's new in 7.2.2 Patch 2

WinCollect 7.2.2 Patch 2 includes the following capabilities:

  • A simplified installation and upgrade procedure.

  • Added event rate tuning profile. You can select a profile that represents the events per second that the target system collects.

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