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Universal Forwarder - Start collection without indexing old logs

Path Finder

Hello, we are looking to collect Windows (Application, Security, and System) logs from 14 Domain Controllers. By default the Universal Forwarder begins indexing the logs from the systems earliest event to the most recent. Is there a way we can tell the forwarder to start collection of new events, and not index the old log files?

Thanks!

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Explorer

Via inputs.conf (local): current_only = 1

or

Via wmi.conf (remote) : current_only = 1

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

This solution didn't work with a UF v 7.3.2 and Windows Server 2012R2 standard.

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Path Finder

Thanks ysouchon, added the following to inputs.conf:

[WinEventLog:Security]
disabled = 0
startfrom = oldest
current
only = 1
index = indexname

[WinEventLog:System]
disabled = 0
startfrom = oldest
current
only = 1
index = indexname

[WinEventLog:Application]
disabled = 0
startfrom = oldest
current
only = 1
index = indexname

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Explorer

Via inputs.conf (local): current_only = 1

or

Via wmi.conf (remote) : current_only = 1

View solution in original post

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

This solution didn't work with a UF v 7.3.2 and Windows Server 2012R2 standard.

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