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Is there a way to have Splunk notify admins when a user has removed or installed a Windows application they are not supposed to?

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Hello,

Is there a way to have Splunk notify admins when a user has removed a windows application or installed an application that they are not supposed to? I know you can search Windows event ID's, but I believe that generates too many log files. Any apps or premium Splunk solutions?

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

The Splunk App for Windows Infrastructure (with the Splunk Add On for Microsoft Windows installed on your endpoints) will show app app installs, and can be configured to show uninstalls.

Event code 11707 is app installs, so you could either feed this search a filter to produce results where a program that's installed isn't a part of a lookup table or existing search result of programs that should be installed.

Similar logic can be applied to program uninstalls, which is Event code 11724.

Alerts can be created to schedule the search and take action when results are found.

As far as Windows generating too many log files, if needed - you could have the forwarder only forward event codes you're looking for. If you do this however, you'll be missing out on other use cases and value.

Hope this helps.

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

The Splunk App for Windows Infrastructure (with the Splunk Add On for Microsoft Windows installed on your endpoints) will show app app installs, and can be configured to show uninstalls.

Event code 11707 is app installs, so you could either feed this search a filter to produce results where a program that's installed isn't a part of a lookup table or existing search result of programs that should be installed.

Similar logic can be applied to program uninstalls, which is Event code 11724.

Alerts can be created to schedule the search and take action when results are found.

As far as Windows generating too many log files, if needed - you could have the forwarder only forward event codes you're looking for. If you do this however, you'll be missing out on other use cases and value.

Hope this helps.

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