When running splunkforwarder-6.0.1-189883-x64-release.msi or splunkforwarder-6.0-182611-x64-release.msi and choosing to collect "Remote Windows Data", I get an error message: "Please re-launch the installer as an Administrator. This is required to configure the installation for remote data collection."
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I have tested this on Windows Server 2012 as well as Windows 7 Pro. On the Windows Server 2012 server I was logged in as a domain administrator. On the windows 7 Pro computer I was logged in as a local administrator. Either way I always get this error message and cannot install either of the 6.0 releases of the universal forwarder set to collect 'remote windows data'.
I having similar issues installing the 6.0.1 universal forwarder for Windows Server 2008 R2 64bit. The install process hangs, doesn't even matter which options you select. The prior version (6.0) did not have this issue.
I launched an elevated command prompt and then launched the msi from that command prompt to get around this issue. I was unable to right-click run as administrator directly on the msi from the gui.