Splunk® Add-on for Windows

Deploy and Use the Splunk Add-on for Windows

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Release notes for the Splunk Add-on for Windows

Version 5.0.1 of the Splunk Add-on for Windows was released on August 29, 2018.

The Splunk Add-on for Windows 5.0.0 introduced breaking changes. If you are upgrading from a version of the Splunk Add-on for Windows that is earlier than 5.0.0, you must follow the steps outlined in Upgrade the Splunk Add-on for Windows. Failure to do so can result in data loss.


Version 5.0.1 of the Splunk Add-on for Windows is compatible with the following software, CIM versions, and platforms:

Splunk platform versions 6.6.x, 7.0.x, 7.1.x, 7.2.x, 7.3.x
CIM 4.11
Platform Windows
Vendor Products Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012/2012 R2, Windows Server 2016

The Splunk Add-on for Windows 5.0.1 is not compatible with the Splunk App for Windows Infrastructure version 1.4.4 and the Splunk App for Microsoft Exchange version 3.4.4. Use the Splunk Add-on for Windows 4.8.4 if you want to use either of these apps.

New or changed features

Version 5.0.1 of the Splunk Add-on for Windows has the following new or changed features:

  • Improved load balancing on the universal forwarder
  • Decoding of User Account Control values for Microsoft Active Directory
  • Functionality to normalize inappropriate values in WinEventLog events using the sed command
  • A scripted input for collecting local IP configurations

Fixed Issues

Version 5.0.1 of the Splunk Add-on for Windows fixes the following issues:

Date resolved Issue number Description
2018-08-06 ADDON-18850 TA-Windows is sending Wineventlog data with a different host format

Known Issues

Version 5.0.1 of the Splunk Add-on for Windows contains the following known issues. If no issues appear below, no issues have yet been reported:

Date filed Issue number Description
2020-11-12 ADDON-30911 Incorrect lookup definition of EventCode=5140
2019-06-10 ADDON-22175 Splunk_TA_windows: Windows TA not extracting user_group field correctly

create a calculated field 


[source::XmlWinEventLog:Security : EVAL-user_group|]


2019-05-27 ADDON-22052, ADDON-23900 Conflicting extraction written for "dest" field in source "WinEventLog:Application" and for "body" field in source "XmlWinEventLog:System"
2019-03-12 ADDON-21484 For sourcetype="DhcpSrvLog" need to change value of msdhcp_id under msdhcp_signatures lookup file
2018-09-06 ADDON-19338 Data duplication issue in WindowsUpdate.Log
2016-04-19 ADDON-9162 Field extraction for Account Domain extracts multiple values
Last modified on 18 December, 2020
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Add-on for Windows: 5.0.1

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