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Install static mode on Windows

You can install Grafana Agent on Microsoft Windows.

Download Grafana Agent for Windows

  1. Navigate to the latest release.

  2. Scroll down to the Assets section.

  3. Download the file called

    You can also download the asset directly from

Standard installation

  1. Unzip the downloaded file.

  2. Double-click on grafana-agent-installer.exe to install Grafana Agent.

    Grafana Agent is installed into the default directory C:\Program Files\Grafana Agent. The windows_exporter integration can be enabled with all default windows_exporter options.

Silent installation

  1. Unzip the downloaded file.

  2. Run the following command in PowerShell or Command Prompt:

    PATH_TO_INSTALLER/grafana-agent-flow-installer.exe /S

Silent installation with remote_write

If you are using remote_write you must enable Windows Exporter and set the global remote_write configuration.

  1. Unzip the downloaded file.

  2. Run the following command in PowerShell or Command Prompt:

    PATH_TO_INSTALLER/grafana-agent-flow-installer.exe /S /EnableExporter true /Username <username> /Password <password> /Url ""

    If you are using Powershell, make sure you use triple quotes """""" around the URL parameter.

Verify the installation

  1. Make sure you can access http://localhost:12345/-/healthy and http://localhost:12345/agent/api/v1/metrics/targets.
  2. Optional: You can adjust C:\Program Files\Grafana Agent\agent-config.yaml to meet your specific needs. After changing the configuration file, restart the Grafana Agent service to load changes to the configuration.

Existing configuration files are kept when re-installing or upgrading the Grafana Agent.


A configuration file for the Grafana Agent is provided by default at C:\Program Files\Grafana Agent. Depending on your configuration, you can modify the default permissions of the file or move it to another directory.

If you change the location of the configuration file, ensure you complete the following steps.

  1. Update the Grafana Agent service to load the new path.
  2. Run the following in an elevated prompt, replacing <new_path> with the full path holding agent-config.yaml:
sc config "Grafana Agent" binpath= "INSTALLED_DIRECTORY\agent-windows-amd64.exe -config.file=\"<new_path>\agent-config.yaml\""

Uninstall Grafana Agent

If you installed Grafana Agent using the Windows installer, you can uninstall it using Windows’ Remove Programs or C:\Program Files\Grafana Agent\uninstaller.exe. Uninstalling Grafana Agent will stop the service and remove it from disk. This includes any configuration files in the installation directory. Grafana Agent can also be silently uninstalled by executing uninstall.exe /S as Administrator.


When Grafana Agent runs as a Windows Service, it writes logs to Windows Event Logs. When running as executable, Grafana Agent will write to standard out. The logs will be written with the event source name of Grafana Agent.

Pushing Windows logs to Grafana Loki

Grafana Agent can use the embedded promtail to push Windows Event Logs to Grafana Loki. Example configuration below:

  log_level: debug
  # Choose a directory to save the last read position of log files at.
  # This directory will be created if it doesn't already exist.
  positions_directory: "C:\\path\\to\\directory"
    - name: windows
      # Loki endpoint to push logs to
        - url:
      - job_name: windows
          # Note the directory structure must already exist but the file will be created on demand
          bookmark_path: "C:\\path\\to\\bookmark\\directory\\bookmark.xml"
          use_incoming_timestamp: false
          eventlog_name: "Application"
          # Filter for logs
          xpath_query: '*'
            job: windows

Refer to windows_events for additional configuration details.