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Last Update:

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Software Author(s):

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Splunk Universal Forwarder

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6.2.3 | Updated: 20 Jul 2015



Downloads of v 6.2.3:



Software Author(s):

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Splunk Universal Forwarder 6.2.3

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To install Splunk Universal Forwarder, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Splunk Universal Forwarder, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Splunk Universal Forwarder, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade splunkforwarder -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade splunkforwarder -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure splunkforwarder installed
    name: splunkforwarder
    state: present
    version: 6.2.3
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'splunkforwarder' do
  action    :install
  version  '6.2.3'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: splunkforwarder,
    Version: 6.2.3,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller splunkforwarder
   Name     = 'splunkforwarder'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '6.2.3'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'splunkforwarder':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '6.2.3',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install splunkforwarder version="6.2.3" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved by moderator purity on 11 Oct 2015.


The Splunk Universal Forwarder is a component of Splunk to collect data on machine and forward it to an indexer.

It's a good idea to specify either a RECEIVING_INDEXER or DEPLOYMENT_SERVER. You might do something like:
choco install splunkforwarder --params="RECEIVING_INDEXER=somehost:9997"

Details about all the parameters are at the Splunk docs:

The GitHub home for this package is:

##dont forget the icon!

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

$packageName = 'splunkforwarder'
$registryUninstallerKeyName = 'splunkforwarder' #ensure this is the value in the registry
$installerType = 'MSI'
$url = ''
$url64 = ''
$silentArgs = '/quiet' # "/s /S /q /Q /quiet /silent /SILENT /VERYSILENT" # try any of these to get the silent installer #msi is always /quiet
$validExitCodes = @(0)
$toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"

#Install-ChocolateyPackage "$packageName" "$installerType" "$silentArgs" "$url" ["$url64"  -validExitCodes $validExitCodes -checksum $checksum -checksumType $checksumType -checksum64 $checksum64 -checksumType64 $checksumType64]
$packageParameters = $env:chocolateyPackageParameters;

if (!($packageParameters -like "*RECEIVING_INDEXER*") -and !($packageParameters -like "*DEPLOYMENT_SERVER*"))
	Write-Warning "Did not specify RECEIVING_INDEXER or DEPLOYMENT_SERVER. It's a good idea to set one of these. Refer to the documentation"
Write-Output "Installing with  $packageParameters AGREETOLICENSE=Yes $silentArgs"

Install-ChocolateyPackage "$packageName" "$installerType" "$packageParameters AGREETOLICENSE=Yes $silentArgs" "$url" "$url64"

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

$packageName = 'splunkforwarder'
$registryUninstallerKeyName = '{E9FDEF0E-18D8-4DC9-A263-1539E24FCCF1}' #ensure this is the value in the registry
$installerType = 'MSI'
$silentArgs = "$registryUninstallerKeyname /quiet"
$validExitCodes = @(0)

Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage -PackageName $packageName -FileType $installerType -SilentArgs $silentArgs -validExitCodes $validExitCodes -File $registryUninstallerKeyName

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