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Getting Data In

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Windows registry - remote

The easiest - and, in fact, the only - way to get your remote Windows Registry changes into Splunk is with the universal forwarder. You configure the forwarder on the machine generating the Registry data, and then point the forwarder at the Splunk indexer. The forwarder monitors the logs and forwards the events to the indexer, which then indexes them and makes them available for searching.

Using the universal forwarder is the only way to get Registry data from remote machines.

There are two main steps:

1. Set up the forwarder on the remote machine and point it at the indexer. See this recipe: "Forwarders".

2. Set up the forwarder's inputs so that they monitor the Registry. You set up the inputs on the forwarder the same as if they were on a Splunk indexer. However, the forwarder has no Splunk Web, so you'll need to set up the inputs either with the command line interface (CLI), or by editing inputs.conf directly.

For information on setting up inputs to monitor the Registry, see "Monitor Windows Registry data" in this manual. For additional information on setting up forwarders, see "Use forwarders" in this manual.

Last modified on 23 October, 2014
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Enterprise: 6.0, 6.0.1, 6.0.2, 6.0.3, 6.0.4, 6.0.5, 6.0.6, 6.0.7, 6.0.8, 6.0.9, 6.0.10, 6.0.11, 6.0.12, 6.0.13, 6.0.14, 6.0.15, 6.1, 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.1.4, 6.1.5, 6.1.6, 6.1.7, 6.1.8, 6.1.9, 6.1.10, 6.1.11, 6.1.12, 6.1.13, 6.1.14

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