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## What configuration file do I need to edit on a Windows universal forwarder to exclude performance monitoring?

Path Finder

Brand new to Splunk. Installed the universal forwarder on a Windows Server and see the logs populating on my Splunk Light server. I want to re-configure the forwarder to not include performance monitoring (which I selected on install.)

Where is the conf file that I need to edit? I see documentation that points to conf files located here:
C:\Program Files\SplunkUniversalForwarder\etc\system\local

But I don't see any data relating to which logs and performance monitoring is being forwarded here.

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Splunk Employee

Look for file C:\Program Files\SplkUniversalForwarder\etc\apps\Splunk_TA_windows\local\inputs.conf
For entries starting with [perfmon:// add/change property disabled=1

Splunk Employee

Look for file C:\Program Files\SplkUniversalForwarder\etc\apps\Splunk_TA_windows\local\inputs.conf
For entries starting with [perfmon:// add/change property disabled=1

Path Finder

Thanks. This looks like exactly what I need. Before I posted this I did numerous searches for this info and couldn't find it. There was plenty of very confusing info about conf file precedence though! Any links that explain the configuration of the forwarder in simple examples would also be appreciated.

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