Installing Splunk on Windows

These are the instructions you need to follow to install Splunk on your Windows desktop. Take your time and do not rush the installation. Many chapters in this book will rely on these steps:

  1. Run the installer that you downloaded.
  2. Check the box to accept the License Agreement and then click on Customize Options as shown in the following screenshot:
    Installing Splunk on Windows
  3. Change the installation path to C:\Splunk. You will thank us later as it simplifies issuing Splunk CLI (command-line interface) commands. This is also a best practice used by modern Windows administrators. Remember to eliminate white spaces in directory names as well, as it causes ...

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