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NXLog Installation

Updated Feb 8, 2024

Install NXLog

Install NXLog Community Edition to collect and process logs.

Note: NXLog does not automatically update. To update an existing NXLog installation, see Update NXLog and AD Sensor.


Before you begin


  1. Go to the NXLog Community Edition Downloads page of the NXLog website.

  2. In the Available Downloads section, in the Version list, select NXLog Community Edition 2.11.2190.

    Note: Arctic Wolf recommends using NXLog Community Edition version 2.11.2190 because it provides optimal performance, stability, and timely delivery of logs to the Arctic Wolf platform. NXLog version 3 can cause log delays.

  3. To download the MSI file, select Windows x86-64, and then click Download.

  4. For each domain controller (DC), complete these steps:

    1. Copy the NXLog Community Edition installer to the computer where you will install it.
    2. Double-click the NXLog installer to run it.
    3. On the first page of the Setup Wizard, click Next.
    4. Select the I accept the terms in the License Agreement checkbox, and then click Next.
    5. Keep the destination folder as the default, and then click Next.
    6. Click Install.
    7. When the Completed the NXLog-CE Setup Wizard message appears, click Finish.

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