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Re-configuring Universal Forwarder After Install

Brazzz
Engager

Currently have a universal forwarder installed.

During set up it was set to forward PerfMon.

I would like to add Windows Event Logs.
(App Logs, Security Logs, Sys Logs, Forwarder Event Logs, and Setup Logs)
How would I go about re-configuring the universal forwarder?

sdaniels
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

You will just need to modify your inputs.conf file on the forwarder. See the link below. Also, you can monitor windows remotely via WMI so if it's a small number of servers you could do that rather than installing forwarders on all of your windows servers.

http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/latest/Data/Monitorwindowsdata

OS Logs

[WinEventLog:Application]
disabled = 0
start_from = oldest
current_only = 0
checkpointInterval = 5

[WinEventLog:Security]
disabled = 0
start_from = oldest
current_only = 0
evt_resolve_ad_obj = 1
checkpointInterval = 5

[WinEventLog:System]
disabled = 0
start_from = oldest
current_only = 0
checkpointInterval = 5

The Splunk App for Windows has configurations already created for you as well. I pulled the above from the inputs.conf file on the Windows app.

http://splunk-base.splunk.com/apps/22315/splunk-app-for-windows

FRoth
Contributor

My etc\system\local\inputs.conf contains nothing useful.
I configured local Eventlog "Security" and "Forwarded Events".
My Input file contains this:
[default]
host = ZEUS

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