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wmi.conf missing, WMI not working

cmcbride
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I've added a server as a remote event log source to get splunk to collect events from that server. It appears to add it correctly, but no data is collected. There are no WMI errors in my splunkd.log file for collection errors. I seem to be missing a wmi.conf file from \etc\apps\windows\default\, and I'm getting these errors on a restart:

08-21-2013 12:33:41.527 -0500 WARN ConfPathMapper - Failed to open: F:\Program Files\Splunk\etc\apps\windows\default\admon.conf: The system cannot find the file specified.
08-21-2013 12:33:41.527 -0500 WARN ConfPathMapper - Failed to open: F:\Program Files\Splunk\etc\apps\windows\default\commands.conf: The system cannot find the file specified.
08-21-2013 12:33:41.527 -0500 WARN ConfPathMapper - Failed to open: F:\Program Files\Splunk\etc\apps\windows\default\distsearch.conf: The system cannot find the file specified.
08-21-2013 12:33:41.527 -0500 WARN ConfPathMapper - Failed to open: F:\Program Files\Splunk\etc\apps\windows\default\eventgen.conf: The system cannot find the file specified.
08-21-2013 12:33:41.527 -0500 WARN ConfPathMapper - Failed to open: F:\Program Files\Splunk\etc\apps\windows\default\macros.conf: The system cannot find the file specified.
08-21-2013 12:33:41.527 -0500 WARN ConfPathMapper - Failed to open: F:\Program Files\Splunk\etc\apps\windows\default\perfmon.conf: The system cannot find the file specified.
08-21-2013 12:33:41.527 -0500 WARN ConfPathMapper - Failed to open: F:\Program Files\Splunk\etc\apps\windows\default\regmon-filters.conf: The system cannot find the file specified.
08-21-2013 12:33:41.527 -0500 WARN ConfPathMapper - Failed to open: F:\Program Files\Splunk\etc\apps\windows\default\sysmon.conf: The system cannot find the file specified.
08-21-2013 12:33:41.527 -0500 WARN ConfPathMapper - Failed to open: F:\Program Files\Splunk\etc\apps\windows\default\wmi.conf: The system cannot find the file specified.
08-21-2013 12:33:41.527 -0500 WARN ConfPathMapper - Failed to open: F:\Program Files\Splunk\etc\apps\windows\default\workflow_actions.conf: The system cannot find the file specified.

I do have the Windows app installed, but we're not really using it.

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lukejadamec
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It looks like you're "missing" a lot more than a wmi.conf file.

Is the Windows app disabled?

Check the Splunk\etc\apps\windows\default folder and check for the files listed above. If they are there then you have a permission problem. If they are not there then you should reinstall the Windows app.

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lukejadamec
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It looks like you're "missing" a lot more than a wmi.conf file.

Is the Windows app disabled?

Check the Splunk\etc\apps\windows\default folder and check for the files listed above. If they are there then you have a permission problem. If they are not there then you should reinstall the Windows app.

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cmcbride
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Thanks for the answer. I ended up using Snare for what I needed actually.

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