Hi, I have a Splunk installation running on a Windows 2016 Server.
it looks like the 60-day trial license expired. The advice is to log in as an administrator to update the license. I'd happily do it, but I can't log in anymore. I am getting the following error: "Login failed. Your license is expired. Please login as an administrator to update the license." — I am using the one and only "admin" account. The password hasn't changed.
I tried to move the passwd file and use admin/changeme as suggested in many posts, however I am getting the same result.
I also noticed that the Splunk Web service has stopped. I'm wondering whether it is related to the expired license. I attempted to start it manually, but it stopped again within 20 seconds, saying that the service didn't respond for 300,000 milliseconds. It bailed out just after some 20 seconds — how on earth can it say that when it didn't respond for 300,000 milliseconds????
My problem is that the licenses expiration triggered some weird and unexpected behaviour, I am locked out, I have no way to update the license, and I can find no working answer.
It looks like a chicken-and-egg problem: I need to log on to fix it, which I can't because Splunk locked me out because the license expired.