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Cannot get WMI event after to 8.5


Dear all,

I just upgraded splunk to 6.5. After finished, I find cannot get WMI event from other server. The splunk server and other server are in same domain. I checked the log and it show following message.

10-25-2016 11:01:34.544 +0800 ERROR ExecProcessor - message from ""C:\Program Files\Splunk\bin\splunk-wmi.exe"" WMI - Unable to connect to WMI namespace "\HQ1\root\cimv2" (attempt to connect took 29.00 milliseconds) (error="Access is denied." HRESULT=80070005)

Before upgrade, we created another credential for splunk to remote other server to get WMI event and it is work. However, it fail after upgrade to 6.5. May I know how to put those credential on splunk?

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Maybe your input is impacting by this issue :

SPL-34347 = wmi input default fields - with value including newlines doesn't search properly becasue of \r\n issue

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verify that the splunk run user have the permission to read wmi data. If the splunk run user is not a domain admin you must verify that it has the permission to gather wmi information.

for additional information read the docs.

kind regards

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