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

tomero2011
Engager

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.

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lguinn2
Legend

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.

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