Splunk Universal Forwarder Series: Windows Uninstall Walk-through

This series will help you as you’re working with the Splunk Universal Forwarder (UF). There are a variety of reasons you may not want the universal forwarder running on your machine anymore and, in this portion of the series, Tom will walk you through how to uninstall the Splunk UF. This can help reduce the likelihood of configuration conflicts if you’re migrating to a new Splunk environment.


  • Tom Kopchak
  • Apr 11, 2019
  • Tested on Splunk Version: 6.0+

If you have a previous version of a Splunk Universal Forwarder installed and are deploying a new Splunk environment, it’s best to completely remove any existing Splunk Universal Forwarders. This will ensure all configurations are properly managed by the deployment server. Happy Splunking!




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