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splunk search and changed domaincontroller name

Path Finder

I have recently changed the computername of my Domaincontroller. When I make a splunk search with "failed password" I get the logs with some attributes of the old hostname and some of the new one:

dest_nt_host W2012R2SrvDC.splunktest.local


dvc_nt_host WIN-2LUN2OJR0JR


The new computername is W2012R2SrvDC. Why does Splunk still has the old computername in the found logs? (the logs are newly created) and how can I fix this issue?

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Sounds like on the initial setup of this host you have a constant value for the host field value in the Splunk configuration and you just need to change that.

In the inputs.conf do you have an entry assigning the hostname like this?

host = abc.mydomain.com

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Path Finder

thanks, but thats not a solution to my problem
i have searched all config files on my splunk system, but there is nowhere a hardcoded "WIN-2LUN2OJR0JR" in it

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