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Why can't we get Windows event logs to our Splunk 4.2.2 instance using a 6.2.1 universal forwarder?

05500
New Member

Our environment
Splunk version 4.2.2
Universal forwarder version 6.2.1

We have already used Splunk from a few years ago, but we can't get windows event logs for Windows 2008 or 2012, so we installed universal forwarder on each windows 2008/2012 with firewall setting.
However we can't still receive any windows event logs.

Is this because of different Splunk versions? or Firewall settings made mistakes?
If you have any advice, please let us know.

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HiroshiSatoh
Champion

HiroshiSatoh
Champion

from here

http://www.splunk.com/page/previous_releases

6.x forwarders (universal/light/heavy) are backwards compatible down to 5.0.x indexers.

http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/6.2.1/Forwarding/Compatibilitybetweenforwardersandindexe...

05500
New Member

Thank you for your support.
As you advised, we could transfer syslog data using universal forwarder.

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05500
New Member

What site can we get older universal forwarder?

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