Splunk® App for Windows Infrastructure

Deploy and Use the Splunk App for Windows Infrastructure

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What data the Splunk App for Windows Infrastructure collects

The Splunk App for Windows Infrastructure's associated add-ons collect data from your Windows servers. They then send the data to an index, which the app uses in its dashboards, charts, and reports. This topic discusses the specifics of the data that the app collects and displays.

The Splunk App for Windows Infrastructure collects the following data using file inputs:

  • Performance monitoring data.
  • Active Directory logs (via the Splunk Add-on for Windows and the Splunk Add-on for Active Directory suite.)
  • Windows network, host, and printer monitoring information (via the Splunk Add-on for Windows.)
  • Windows Event logs (via the Splunk Add-on for Windows):
    • Security Logs
    • Application logs

If you're using TA-Windows version 6.0.0 or later, you don't need TA_AD and TA_DNS. TA_AD and TA_DNS are merged with TA-Windows version 6.0.0.

Indexes that the Splunk App for Windows Infrastructure uses

The Splunk App for Windows Infrastructure puts the data it indexes into several indexes:

  • Windows host, networking, and printer data get indexed into the windows index.
  • The Windows event logs get indexed into the wineventlog index.
  • The performance monitor logs get indexed into the perfmon index.
  • The Active Directory data gets indexed into the msad index.
Last modified on 06 February, 2020
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® App for Windows Infrastructure: 2.0.0, 2.0.1


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