Aonaware Syslog Daemon

Aonaware Syslog Daemon Aonaware Syslog Daemon is an industrial strength Syslog Server for Windows. Syslog messages are received by the server and stored in a Microsoft SQL Server or SQL Server Express database. Syslog messages can then be viewed using the integrated Aonaware Syslog Web Client.

Version 2 of Aonaware Syslog Daemon supports Microsoft Windows Vista and SQL Server 2005 / 2008.

Installation Prerequisites

Supported Operating Systems:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 / 2008 (Recommended)
  • Microsoft Windows Vista (not Home Basic or Starter editions)
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Supported Database Software:

The following operating system components are also required:

Known Issues

The following are known issues with this release of Aonaware Syslog Daemon:

  • Database credentials are stored in plain text after installation. If you configure Aonaware Syslog Daemon to use SQL Server authentication, the database username and password are stored unencrypted in the installation folder. To workaround this issue, use Windows authentication to connect to the database or alternatively ensure the permissions on the installation folder do not allow ordinary users read access.
  • When you uninstall Aonaware Syslog Daemon the database created during installation will be deleted. If you have created any tables in this database, they will be removed also. Do not create any new tables in the Syslog database.
  • All Syslog messages (regardless of source) are stored in the database. This presents a possible denial of service attack as a sender could flood the application with messages. To work around this issue you should block Syslog messages from getting through your firewall (UDP port 514 by default).


Download the file by clicking below:

AonawareSyslog_2.0.exe (1,316KB)

After the installation files have been extracted read the release notes before installation.

Source Code

Source code for the Aonaware Syslog Daemon is available from Google Code Hosting, under a LGPL license. You can obtain the C# source code here. If you are interested in helping out with the project, please contact me.

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