Splunk® Add-on for Windows

Deploy and Use the Splunk Add-on for Windows

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Hardware and software requirements for the Splunk Add-on for Windows

Here are the hardware and software requirements for the Splunk Add-on for Windows:

Splunk admin requirements

To install and configure the Splunk Add-on for Windows, you must be member of the admin or sc_admin role.

Hardware and operating system requirements

The Splunk Add-on for Windows installs onto any type of Splunk Enterprise instance. On universal forwarders, you must configure the add-on with configuration files.

The add-on installs on Splunk Enterprise instances that run on many current versions of Windows, including:


  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
  • Windows Server 2012/2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2019

The add-on does not support:

  • Windows 8
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 95/98/Me
  • Windows NT Workstation/Server 3.1/3.5/4.0
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows 2000 Workstation/Server
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista

For details about supported versions of Windows for Splunk, see System requirements in the Splunk Enterprise Installation Manual.

Splunk platform requirements

Because this add-on runs on the Splunk platform, all of the system requirements apply to the Splunk software that you use to run this add-on.

  • For Splunk Enterprise system requirements, see System Requirements in the Splunk Enterprise Installation Manual.
  • If you plan to run this add-on entirely in Splunk Cloud, there are no additional Splunk platform requirements.
  • For Splunk Light system requirements, see System Requirements in the Splunk Light Installation Manual.
  • If you are managing on-premises forwarders to get data into Splunk Cloud, see System Requirements in the Splunk Enterprise Installation Manual, which includes information about forwarders.
Last modified on 06 January, 2021
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Add-on for Windows: 8.1.1


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