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Why is splunk-winprintmon.exe being run every minute?


Can someone tell me what this log record means? I see MANY of them across all my widows hosts but I am unsure of why its invoking winprintmon.exe? We ARE monitoring windows events on this machine BUT not printer monitoring.




02/03/2021 02:02:29 PM
SourceName=Microsoft Windows security auditing.
TaskCategory=System Integrity
Keywords=Audit Success
Message=The FIPS mode crypto selftests succeeded.

	Process ID:		0x1e2c
	Process Name:		C:\Program Files\SplunkUniversalForwarder\bin\splunk-winprintmon.exe




I am just unsure why its invoking winprintmon. 

It seems to run every minute.

Thanks as always

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Hi @tkw03,

Splunk monitor processes are checked and restarted every 60 seconds even there is no active input.

You can disable them by adding below to inputs.conf  on forwarders;

interval = -1
disabled = 1

. You may see splunk-* processes other than splunk-winevtlog.exe. You can do similar for them too.


If this reply helps you an upvote is appreciated.
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