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Garbled Events in new Splunk installation on Debian

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I recently installed Splunk on Debian 6. I created a TCP receiver on port 10000 and installed the Universal forwarder with this command.

msiexec.exe /i \\server\Applications\Splunk\32\splunkforwarder-4.2.2-101277-x86-release.msi DEPLOYMENT_SERVER="splunk:10000" WINEVENTLOG_SEC_ENABLE=1 WINEVENTLOG_SYS_ENABLE=1 AGREETOLICENSE=Yes /quiet  

I am seeing events populate in my server installation but they appear to be garbled nonsense of some sort. What do I need to do to make my Windows events show up correctly on my server.
Here is an example of what I see when I click event and choose to see source.


Here is a link to a screenshot of my events list.

This post seems to be related but from what I can tell the suggestion is how I have Splunk configured.



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Apparently this issue is related to my installer. When I did an installation using the GUI installer and specified the server and such that way in a RDP session instead of running the command, everything for that machine seems to be showing up correctly.

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