Getting Data In

Windows NT to forward logs to Splunk Enterprise, how?

Path Finder

I've been tasked to forward logs from Windows NT to Splunk Enterprise however, there is no Syslog inbuilt for Windows and also no Splunk Universal Forwarder.

Any idea how I should approach to this for corporate use?

0 Karma

Ultra Champion

Todays "Splunking against the odds" award goes to @Kitteh
I'm sure there is a reason, and that its beyond your control but NT was EOL 13 years ago!
I salute your determination! 🙂

If my comment helps, please give it a thumbs up!
0 Karma


Hi Kitteh,
try using an old verion of Universal Forwarder, e.g. 5.18 and check if you correctly receive logs.

three years ago, I had to install UF on an XP machine and I used version 4.3.7 with a special configuration:

disabled = 1
disabled = 1
disabled = 1

The safer way to proceed is to open a case to Splunk Support

Did you tried to use WMI?


0 Karma
Get Updates on the Splunk Community!

Splunk Forwarders and Forced Time Based Load Balancing

Splunk customers use universal forwarders to collect and send data to Splunk. A universal forwarder can send ...

NEW! Log Views in Splunk Observability Dashboards Gives Context From a Single Page

Today, Splunk Observability releases log views, a new feature for users to add their logs data from Splunk Log ...

Last Chance to Submit Your Paper For BSides Splunk - Deadline is August 12th!

Hello everyone! Don't wait to submit - The deadline is August 12th! We have truly missed the community so ...