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WindowsUpdate.log - Cannot access the file because it is being used by another process?

blake1987
Explorer

The WindowsUpdate.log file is being generated using the Splunk Add-on for Microsoft Windows app.

## Enable below powershell and monitor stanzas to get WindowsUpdate.log for Windows 10 and Server 2016
## Below stanza will automatically generate WindowsUpdate.log daily
[powershell://generate_windows_update_logs]
script = ."$SplunkHome\etc\apps\Splunk_TA_windows\bin\powershell\generate_windows_update_logs.ps1"
schedule = 0 */24 * * *

## Below stanza will monitor the generated WindowsUpdate.log in Windows 10 and Server 2016
[monitor://$SPLUNK_HOME\var\log\Splunk_TA_windows\WindowsUpdate.log]
sourcetype = WindowsUpdateLog

However, the Splunkd.log shows it's always 'in use'? As such, I obviously don't get any data into Splunk.

06-18-2019 20:43:09.817 +1000 WARN TailReader - Access error while handling path: failed to open for checksum: 'C:\Program Files\SplunkUniversalForwarder\var\log\Splunk_TA_windows\WindowsUpdate.log' (The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process.)

This is happening on every server I've deployed the Splunk Add-on for Microsoft Windows app.
Is there something I've missed?

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bhargavnariyani
Path Finder

@blake1987 Looks like your WindowsUpdate.log might be open in some editor (in my case it was Notepad++) or something which is giving you this error. Please check if this is the case. And close everywhere where this file is currently open. The error should be resolved. Let me know if this solves this issue.

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