I have a Windows 10, 64 bit computer, and I have installed/re-installed Splunk for at least five times but it still didn't work. I have tried the following things:
What bothers me the most is that, upon successfully installing the program, I was never given the option to check the box for "Create Shortcut Menu", and so I never had Splunk in my "All Programs" entry. Did I do something wrong or miss anything? I could only find the splunk exe file in the bin folder, and as I mentioned above, when I clicked the file, nothing happened.
Please help!!! I need to get it work for my school assignment!!!
When you install Splunk on a Windows machine, it runs as a service. The GUI for Splunk can only be accessed from a browser.
http://localhost:8000 should be the right address for Splunk if you used all the default options.
If you want to check on Splunk:
First, is Spunk running as a service? It should appear with all the other services running on your Windows machine.
Second, is Splunk using the default ports? Look at
If there is anything in this file that looks like:
[settings] startwebserver = 0 # means that there is no web server running (default is 1 - run the web server) httpport = 80 # means that the web server is running on port 80 (default is 8000)
If the startwebserver setting doesn't appear in the file, that's fine. The httpport setting is required; without it, Splunk will not start the web server.
Also, try a different web browser, as @lukejadamec suggested.
A couple of things in Windows.
Check to see if Splunk service is started
To see if you are listening on the port in a command prompt type
netstat -ano | findstr 8000
If there is a result then look to the far right and their should be a number which is the Process ID
I've tested Splunk Enterprise version 6.5.0-59c8927def0f-x64 on Windows 10 and it works. The URL http://localhost:8000 also works with IE11.
Which browser are you using?