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 6.0.0 of the Splunk Add-on for Windows was released on February 18, 2019.

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.

Neither the Splunk Add-on for Windows DNS version 1.0.1 nor the Splunk Add-on for Windows Active Directory version 1.0..0 is supported when installed alongside the Splunk Add-on for Windows version 6.0.0. The Splunk Add-on for Windows version 6.0.0 includes the Splunk Add-on for Windows DNS and the Splunk Add-on for Microsoft Active Directory.

Compatibility

Version 6.0.0 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 and later
Platform Windows
Vendor Products Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012/2012 R2, Windows Server 2016, Microsoft Active Directory, Microsoft Windows DNS Server

New or changed features

Version 6.0.0 of the Splunk Add-on for Windows has the following new or changed features:

  • Windows Server 2016 Compatibility for Microsoft AD and DNS inputs
  • Added support for multi-KV mode for perfmon data inputs of AD and DNS add-ons
  • Added support for the metrics index for Perfmon:* sourcetypes of AD and DNS add-ons
  • Source and sourcetype changes for WinEventLog data of AD and DNS sources
  • Removed out-of-date configurations
  • The Splunk Add-on for Microsoft Active Directory and the Splunk Add-on for Microsoft DNS are merged into version 6.0.0 of the Splunk Add-on for Windows
  • For Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016, the Get-WindowsUpdateLog PowerShell command collects Windows Update Log data at regular, automated intervals
  • For all Wineventlog inputs, the renderXml setting is true by default

Fixed Issues

Version 6.0.0 of the Splunk Add-on for Windows fixes the following issues:


Date resolved Issue number Description
2019-03-08 ADDON-20207 Documentation for release

Known Issues

Version 6.0.0 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
2020-04-13 ADDON-26043 Windows TA nullifies the Windows field called Error Code
2019-10-16 ADDON-23970 Update field extraction in Splunk_TA_windows

Workaround:
a workaround would be search extractions in SPL:
|rex "collection=\"?(?<collection>[^\"\s\r\n]*[^\"\s])\"?\s*\r*\n*object=\"?(?<object>[^\"\s\r\n]*[^\"\s])\"?\s*\r*\n*counter=\"?(?<counter>[^\"\s\r\n]*[^\"\s])\"?\s*\r*\n*instance=\"?(?<instance>[^\"\s\r\n]*[^\"\s])\"?\s*\r*\n*Value=\"?(?<Value>[^\"\s\r\n]*[^\"\s])"
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
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Add-on for Windows: 6.0.0


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