Installing LogScale Collector on Windows
The Windows versions which are officially supported are listed below, but the LogScale Collector should be compatible with most modern supported Windows distributions.
Microsoft Windows Server 2016
StandardMicrosoft Windows Server 2019 Standard
Microsoft Windows Server 2022 Standard
Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise
Microsoft Windows 11 Enterprise
See Installing LogScale Collector on Linux for the supported versions of Linux. If you need more information on the LogScale Collector support for a different operating system or architecture, please get in contact with LogScale Support who will note your interest.
Downloading the LogScale Collector
The LogScale Collector can be downloaded from the LogScale User Interface by authenticated users. To download the LogScale Collector go to.
Figure 287. Download Page
Choose the version of the LogScale Collector you wish to download.
Installing the Falcon LogScale Collector
Once the MSI installer is downloaded, execute the installer. The installer will guide you through the installation of the LogScale Collector. It will also create (but not start) a Windows service for the LogScale Collector.
Figure 288. Windows MSI
The default installation path for the LogScale Collector on Windows is:
C:\\Program Files (x86)\\CrowdStrike\\Humio Log
Collector\\humio-log-collector.exe and the default
Running the LogScale Collector Manually
You can run the following command in order to run the LogScale Collector manually which is useful to check that the configuration works.
C:\Program Files (x86)\CrowdStrike\Humio Log Collector>humio-log-collector.exe -h Usage of humio-log-collector.exe: --cfg string config file --log-level string specify loglevel to enable debug logging to stderr --log-pretty print logs to console in a pretty-printed format --version print version and exit
Enabling LogScale Collector as Windows Service
You can set the LogScale Collector to run automatically at startup. To do so it is necessary to set the service Startup type to be Automatic or Automatic (Delayed Start) depending on the requirements of the collector.
Figure 289. Windows Service
The other service settings should also be reviewed and configured accordingly, including but not limited to the Log On options for running the LogScale Collector as a specific user, and the Recovery options for the desired behavior in the event of failure.
Once you have downloaded and installed Falcon LogScale Collector you need to: