I have installed nxlog on our 2012R2 DC's. I go into the file and uncomment out the path to the software. I then replace the IP address of syslog server with ours and then save the file. I then go and try and start the nxlog service and immediatly get an error 1053: The service did not respond to a control request in a timely manner.
I look in the nxlog log file and see the following error message ---> nxlog failed to start: Couldn't change to SpoolDir '%ROOT%\data'
The system cannot find the path specified.
I know this error message is incorrect because the same path is used for CacheDir, Pidfile, and LogFile and those seem to be working.
Upon further experimentation if I comment out the Logfile path as well as the Logfile path I can get the service to start but no logs are sent over to my syslog server.
I find it funny that even thought the error is for the SpoolDir and the Logfile seems to be working I have to comment out both items to get the service to start otherwise I continue to get the Error 1053.
I'm hoping someone can help with this. Thanks.