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Universal Fowarder Confiugration

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I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong here, but trying to configure a universal forwarder on Windows so it automatically sends all event logs, performance data etc. If I select this during the installation it just 'works', however that's with a custom install and checking all the boxes. If I do a regular install I cannot figure out how to enable those features. I am sending down to the forwarders the SplunkTAWindows.

The related item is that we need to send each universal forwarder to their specific index, I've been able to do this with modifying the input.conf file - is there a way to 'push' this to the forwarder instead?

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Re: Universal Fowarder Confiugration

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For regular install, you need to update (or create) the inputs.conf on SplunkTAWindows/local directory on the forwarder with a stanza for each WIndows Event Log monitoring that you want with attribute disabed = 0.
To distribute apps to forwarders, you can setup Splunk deployment server. See more details here. https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/6.5.1/Updating/Updateconfigurations

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Re: Universal Fowarder Confiugration

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we use something like - msiexec.exe /i splunkforwarder-6.5.1-f74036626f0c-x64-release.msi INSTALLDIR="E:\opt\splunk" DEPLOYMENT_SERVER="<host>.<domain>.com:8089" AGREETOLICENSE=Yes SERVICESTARTTYPE=auto LAUNCHSPLUNK=1 /quiet

Works really well for us and the documentation is at Install a Windows universal forwarder from the command line

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