I'm using 4.2 on Win 2008 R2. Suplunkd is running with domain admin account.
When I add my two DCs to get security event logs, it starts indexing forever until it runs out of the license.
Each server has a total of about 15k events, but Splunk indexed over 2 millions (!) events from each machine.
Here is my conf
[WMI:Security - Domain Controllers]
disabled = 1
event_log_file = Security
index = default
interval = 5
server = xxxdc01, xxxdc02
This was generated by the UI.
Any ideas to have it work?
If you are polling events from the Windows EventLog via WMI there is an important setting that will correct this behavior for you. The setting is "current_only" which defaults to 0. Setting this to 1 instead will tell Splunk to only collect events that occur while Splunk is running.
Here is an example of "current_only" in use in a wmi.conf: