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Setting up "Windows Host Information" gathering with universal forwarder?

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Good Morning

I wanted to ask if i could get some assistance/clarification on setting up the Windows Host Information gathering function in Splunk not just for local hosts but remote hosts also, via the universal forwarder.

I am trying to follow the following document but I am not clear on how to set things up with a remote server and the Universal forwarder:
Splunk® Enterprise - Getting Data In- Monitor Windows host information located here:

"https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/7.2.6/Data/MonitorWindowshostinformation"

In the section called Use Splunk Web to configure host monitoring subsection Select the input source

It describes choosing the Local Windows host monitoring option. I have performed the steps outlined and indeed I am getting information from my Splunk server but it is not entirely clear in the documentation on how to perform this on remote servers.

When going into Settings> data inputs> Forwarded Inputs (as opposed to local inputs) > Files and directories > New remote file and trying to setup a new data input there is no option to setup windows host information, it appears to be available under the local inputs only.

I am sure I am missing something but I am not sure what that step is?

Any guidance/information on how to set this up would be helpful

Thank you
Dan

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Re: Setting up "Windows Host Information" gathering with universal forwarder?

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Install UF on the remote machine and install this Splunk TA.

https://splunkbase.splunk.com/app/742/

You will also need to install the TA on other Splunk components.

Note: If you're wanting to monitor a larger set of windows machines, the strategy will change.

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