Getting Data In

How to configure the universal forwarder on a windows machine?

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I am trying out the SplunkEnterprise8.0.1 ForWindows free version of your product. I installed it and installed the free Splunk universal forwarder on a separate machine. However, although the forwarder installed successfully on the server on which I wanted to use it, I don’t see a user interface to configure it to forward information to the Splunk Enterprise instance on the server on which it was installed.

Based on the video https://www.splunk.com/en_us/resources/videos/splunk-education-getting-data-in-with-forwarders.html I don’t see an example to install it on a windows machine. Is there a video or steps that review this as opposed to the Linux version?
Thanks,
Roger

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Contributor

ideally after installing the universal forwarder you need to configure it via the splunk config files, mainly inputs.conf and outputs.conf
refer this page to know more.