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Remove Universal Forwarder default monitoring sources

Engager

I've just installed the Universal Forwarder on Windows using the MSI. During installation, I told it to only monitor one folder of logs. It did that, and it's monitoring all of the windows events, too. That's causing me to exceed my license. I would like to turn off all of the default logging sources, except for the one I selected.

Reading everything I can find, I would expect that those would be listed in the Forwarder's inputs.conf, but there's nothing in there for my folder or for the Windows events. So, where are the settings that I entered using the MSI? And, how do I change them? And, how do I dial down the forwarding to just the one folder that I want?

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Re: Remove Universal Forwarder default monitoring sources

Motivator

Those configurations must reside on an inputs.conf file, these files can be located in multiples locations:

etc/system/local and default
etc/any app/local and default
Users folders...

Anyway if you are not able to found it, you can use this command:

splunk cmd btool inputs list --debug

regards

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Re: Remove Universal Forwarder default monitoring sources

Engager

Wow, that was exactly what I needed. It took me a minute to figure out that I need to run that at an admin command prompt, though. The event log monitors were defined in:
\etc\apps\SplunkTAwindows\default\inputs.conf
Now that I see the TA folder, I understand that it's the Windows Technology Add-On, and it all makes a lot more sense. Thanks you!