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Disable User Account Control for splunk.exe

wiz561
Explorer

Hi!

It seems like with the WIndows version of splunk, you must have admin to run splunk.exe, which includes command line queries. Since I want non-admin users of the machine to review audit logs, how can I change this so that other users can run splunk.exe?

I checked the "run as admin" in the compatiability tab of the file, but the "run this program as administrator" box is already unchecked, but I still need admin to run it.

Thanks!

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wiz561
Explorer

It turns out that you don't need to authenticate to execute the splunk.exe file, like you do when you're an admin.

It's strange that you have to authenticate as an admin when you run it as an admin, but as a user, you don't. So, false positive and everything is fine.

Thanks!

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ilv2splunk
Explorer

So if you right click on the splunk.exe in the bin folder and go to the compatibility tab.
Did you click "change settings for all users" and then set privilege level to run this program as administrator?

Alternativly can you give the non admin users ability to view the audit index though role permissions?

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