Splunk Version: Splunk Enterprise 7.0.3
Local Host OS: Windows 7
I have been unable to start Splunkd Service successfully using an MSA. The following is a summary of the steps taken:
No splunkd.log is created when the Service does not successfully start
The only semi-suspicious log found is in splunkd-utility.log which states:
ServerConfig – Found no hostname options in server.conf. Will attempt to use default for now.
ServerConfig – Host name option is “”.
Could this be an issue? Is there some other location (.log) I should inspect to determine where my current issue resides?
did you granted the MSA permission recursively on the splunk installation directory ?