Enable Windows data collection
Collect Windows Event Logs using the Splunk add-on for Microsoft Windows.
Configure Windows to enable data collection
To collect Windows Event Logs using the Splunk add-on for Microsoft Windows, configure your Windows environment to collect data:
- Create and configure security groups with the user you want the universal forwarder to run as. You can optionally configure the universal forwarder account as a managed service account.
- On the universal forwarder, create and configure Group Policy objects (GPOs) for security policy and user rights assignment. Assign appropriate user rights to the GPO.
- Deploy the GPOs with the updated settings to the appropriate objects.
- Microsoft enables the administration of user rights and privileges for user accounts. For more information, see the Configuring User Rights topic of the Microsoft documentation.
Enable receiving on your Splunk Cloud deployment
Install the Splunk universal forwarder
This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Enterprise: 7.2.0, 7.2.1, 7.2.2, 7.2.3, 7.2.4, 7.2.5, 7.2.6, 7.2.7, 7.2.8, 7.2.9, 7.3.0, 7.3.1, 7.3.2, 7.3.3, 8.0.0, 8.0.1