Splunk® App for Microsoft Exchange

Deploy and Use the Splunk App for Microsoft Exchange

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Configure PowerShell Execution policy in Active Directory

Enable local PowerShell script execution

The Splunk Add-ons for Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Active Directory, and Windows DNS contain PowerShell scripts that run on the AD (domain controllers and DNS) and Exchange hosts in your Exchange Server environment. You must configure the domain controllers to allow local execution of PowerShell scripts so that they can run.

All versions of Windows Server after Windows Server 2008 SP2 have PowerShell 2.0 installed by default. All versions of Windows Server 2012 have PowerShell 3.0 installed by default. You might need to install Windows Management Framework on Windows Server 2003 family computers.

Download Windows Management Framework

  1. If required, download Windows Management Framework (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/968929) from Microsoft's Support site and install it.
  2. If required, download the Administrative Templates for Microsoft PowerShell (http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=25119) from Microsoft and install them.

Note: All versions of Windows Server 2008 (except Core) and later have the required templates for PowerShell installed.

Create a GPO to change Active Directory PowerShell execution policy

  1. Create a new Active Directory GPO:
  2. Open the GPO for editing.
  3. In the GPO editor, select Computer Configuration > Policies > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows PowerShell.
  4. Right-click "Turn on script execution", then select "Edit".
  5. In the window that appears, click the "Enabled" radio button.
  6. In the "Execution Policy" drop-down, select Allow local scripts and remote signed scripts.
  7. Click "OK" to accept the changes.
  8. Close the Group Policy Object editor to save your changes.
  9. Deploy the GPO.

Monitor GPO updates to the domain

After you have deployed the GPOs, it can take up to 120 minutes before Active Directory applies the GPOs to the domain. If you want to deploy the GPOs faster, you must run the GPUPDATE /force command on every computer upon which you want to update Group Policy.

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Last modified on 13 January, 2017
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® App for Microsoft Exchange: 3.4.1

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