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Splunk Events still coming through despite setting "Disabled=1"

cchitten
Path Finder

I am still receiving and indexing events from my splunk forwarder despite setting "Disabled=1" for everything in inputs.conf.
I have also restarted my splunk indexer instance. Nothing has stopped them.

How often does splunk load settings from the .conf files?

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cchitten
Path Finder

You have to manually restart the splunk forwarder. To do this go to the device the forwarder is installed on and run the splunk.exe from the command prompt with the argument restart.

Example:
C:splunkforwardersplunk.exe restart

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cchitten
Path Finder

You have to manually restart the splunk forwarder. To do this go to the device the forwarder is installed on and run the splunk.exe from the command prompt with the argument restart.

Example:
C:splunkforwardersplunk.exe restart

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satishsdange
Builder

could you please provide more information e.g. inputs.conf, sample events..that would really help in troubleshooting

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cchitten
Path Finder

Example event:

02/23/2015 04:26:44 PM
LogName=Security
SourceName=Microsoft Windows security auditing.
EventCode=4672
EventType=0
Type=Microsoft Windows security auditing.
ComputerName=*********
TaskCategory=Microsoft Windows security auditing.
OpCode=Microsoft Windows security auditing.
RecordNumber=736244
Keywords=Microsoft Windows security auditing.
Message=Microsoft Windows security auditing.

inputs.conf stanza:

[WinEventLog://ForwardedEvents]
checkpointInterval = 5
current_only = 0
disabled = 1
index = forwardedeventlogs
start_from = oldest
renderXml=1
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