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Windows app and evtx files

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So then what is the recommended method for ingesting evtx files from Windows 2008? Also, when I enable and configure the Windows App to monitor my event logs, on both 2003 and 2008 servers, nothing is getting ingested. I verified that my account has full control over the Splunk installation directory. I am now manually entering the Windows stanzas in the inputs.conf file....

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Motivator

Does the account you are running Splunk under have sufficient privileges to access the Windows event logs in question?

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Do you want to monitor the Event Logs, or do you want to load *.evtx files? The files are a byproduct of Windows Logging. If you want to log data, you should use Splunk's Windows Event Log monitoring, and forget about the files. Importing or monitoring the *.evtx files can be done, but is most useful if somehow you have copied them over away from the system where they are being generated.

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