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Hi,

How can DBF files from Windows Server 2008 be read into splunk?

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You need the unarchive_cmd option described in this blog post:
http://blogs.splunk.com/2011/07/19/the-naughty-bits-how-to-splunk-binary-logfiles/

Alternatively, you can do a scripted input or a scripted lookup where you call another utility to convert to a plain text format (like HTML):
http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/latest/AdvancedDev/ScriptedInputsIntro
http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/6.4.1/Knowledge/Configureexternallookups

Here are some that can help (I have NOT tried any of them):
http://dbf-file-viewer.soft112.com/
http://dbfviewer.com/

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