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 8.1.1 of the Splunk Add-on for Windows was released on January 18, 2021.

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.

The Splunk Add-on for Windows DNS version 1.0.1 and the Splunk Add-on for Windows Active Directory version 1.0.0 are not supported when installed alongside the Splunk Add-on for Windows versions 6.0.0 and above. The Splunk Add-on for Windows versions 6.0.0 and above includes the Splunk Add-on for Windows DNS and the Splunk Add-on for Microsoft Active Directory.

Compatibility

Version 8.1.1 of the Splunk Add-on for Windows is compatible with the following software, CIM versions, and platforms:

Splunk platform versions 7.3.x, 8.0.x, 8.1.x
CIM 4.15 and later
Platform Windows
Vendor Products Windows 2019, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server 2012/2012 R2, Windows Server 2016, Microsoft Active Directory, Microsoft Windows DNS Server

New or changed features

Version 8.1.1 of the Splunk Add-on for Windows has the following new or changed features:

  • Updated the extraction of process and process_name fields for EventCode 4688 for source WinEventLog:Security and XmlWinEventLog:Security:
    • For the Legacy format:
      • Mapped Process_Command_Line as process.
      • Mapped New_Process_Name as process_name.
    • For XML format:
      • Mapped CommandLine as process.
      • Mapped NewProcessName as process_name.

Fixed Issues

Version 8.1.1 of the Splunk Add-on for Windows fixes the following issues:


Date resolved Issue number Description
2021-01-04 ADDON-27059 Fix the CIM field mappings for Data Model Endpoint for Wineventlog and XmlWineventlog

Known Issues

Version 8.1.1 of the Splunk Add-on for Windows contains the following known issues. If no issues appear below, no issues have yet been reported:

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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Add-on for Windows: 8.1.1


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