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Splunk 7 Essentials - Third Edition by Betsy Page Sigman, Erickson Delgado, J-P Contreras

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Using the CLI to configure Eventgen

Here's an important tip for Windows users. Make it a habit to always launch your Command Prompt in administrator mode. This allows you to use commands that are unhindered by Windows security:

  1. Right-click on the Windows start menu icon and select Search. In Windows 7, you can click on the Windows icon and the search window will be directly above it. In Windows 10, there is a search bar named Cortana next to the Windows icon that you can type into. They both have the same underlying function.
  2. In the search bar, type cmd.
  3. In the search results, look for command.exe (Windows 7) or Command Prompt (Windows 10), right-click on it, and then select Run as administrator.
Familiarize yourself with this step. Throughout ...

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