I've got a Linux based server I'm using as a receiver to get information from numerous servers. One of the servers is a Windows server, but I'm not receiving any data from that server. I've installed the Windows Universal Forwarder on the machine and checked the outputs.conf file and that looks correct. I've editing the inputs.conf to monitor the directory I am interested in, but nothing changes(nothing new on Splunk web manager) even after I restart the forwarder.
here's an example of my code for the inputs.conf file I have under the local directory.
[default] host = hostname index = index name [monitor://C:\directory\logs\]
Have you opened the port on your Splunk indexer to receive data from the forwarder? I would try doing a tcpdump/netstat to see if data is leaving the Windows box and/or being received on the Splunk Indexer.