System Monitor (Sysmon) is one of the most commonly used Windows add-ons for logging. With Sysmon, you can detect malicious activity by tracking code behavior and network traffic, as well as create detections based on the malicious activity.
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Recommended: Use Blumira’s automated Windows log setup agent, Poshim (PowerShell Shim), designed to help ensure you’re collecting the right data from hosts across your entire environment. Poshim handles the installation and configuration for NXLog and Sysmon to ship logs over Sysmon to a targeted IP.
If using Poshim, nothing further is needed on this page. For manual config, continue reading below.
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Sysmon is part of the Sysinternals software package, now owned by Microsoft and enriches the standard Windows logs by producing some higher level monitoring of events such as process creations, network connections and changes to the file system.
sysmon64.exe –accepteula –i c:\windows\config.xml
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Additional Sysmon Commands for troubleshooting