Getting Data In

How do I send Windows Event logs to Splunk Indexer installed in Linux?


Hi Splunkers,

I am very new to Splunk and would like to monitor Windows servers, how do I configure the Windows boxes to send their event data over to Splunk indexer? The indexer is installed in a Linux environment. Installing a Splunk forwarder on each Windows box does not seam to be a good option at my place.

Thank you for your advice.

0 Karma


If you can't install the Splunk forwarder on the Windows boxes, can you: set up a Windows box and install a Splunk Forwarder on it, and then configure that Splunk forwarder to do remote event log collection or WMI?

Only a Windows machine can collect event logs or WMI.

This is not considered the best practice, but it will work. And, over time, perhaps you can install the Splunk Universal Forwarder on the various Windows boxes.

0 Karma
Get Updates on the Splunk Community!

Using Machine Learning for Hunting Security Threats

WATCH NOW Seeing the exponential hike in global cyber threat spectrum, organizations are now striving more for ...

Observability Newsletter Highlights | March 2023

 March 2023 | Check out the latest and greatestSplunk APM's New Tag Filter ExperienceSplunk APM has updated ...

Security Newsletter Updates | March 2023

 March 2023 | Check out the latest and greatestUnify Your Security Operations with Splunk Mission Control The ...