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How to configure inputs.conf to get PowerShell and WinRM event logs from Windows hosts?

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I've been asked to index both Operational.evtx and Analytic.etl from both \Winevt\Logs\Microsoft-Windows-WinRM and \Winevt\Logs\Microsoft-Windows-PowerShell from a few Windows hosts.

I'm not quite sure how to configure the inputs.conf for this. I'm guessing that it's something like:

[WinEventLog:PowerShell]
disabled = 1
start_from = oldest
current_only = 0
evt_resolve_ad_obj = 1
checkpointInterval = 5
renderXml=false
or

[WinEventLog:WinRM]
..

But again, not really clear. (and not at all Windows literate) And then how do you differentiate between the Operational and Analytic objects.

Thank you

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Ultra Champion

The following speaks about it - Forwarding Windows Event Logs to another host

In Step 4, it shows -

[WinEventLog://SOURCE-Security]
sourcetype = WinEventLog:Security
host = SOURCE
disabled = false
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Contributor
[WinEventLog://Microsoft-Windows-PowerShell/Operational]
disabled = false

[WinEventLog://Microsoft-Windows-WinRM/Operational]
disabled = false