Winlogbeat still creates default index when setting up to use a custom index

I'm trying to have winlogbeat write to a custom index. I've pre-configured the template, lifecycle policy, and initial index with alias. Using the instructions here (without the date agent version) doesn't work. It ignores the defined index in the winlogbeat config and writes to the default winlogbeat-%{[agent.version]}-%{+yyyy.MM.dd}

What ended up working is the config below. That said, even though it writes successfully to my custom index, it still creates the default winlogbeat index, index template, and lifecycle policy. Is there a way to prevent these default items from being created?

###################### Winlogbeat Configuration Example ########################

# This file is an example configuration file highlighting only the most common
# options. The winlogbeat.reference.yml file from the same directory contains
# all the supported options with more comments. You can use it as a reference.
#
# You can find the full configuration reference here:
# https://www.elastic.co/guide/en/beats/winlogbeat/index.html

#======================= Winlogbeat specific options ===========================

# event_logs specifies a list of event logs to monitor as well as any
# accompanying options. The YAML data type of event_logs is a list of
# dictionaries.
#
# The supported keys are name (required), tags, fields, fields_under_root,
# forwarded, ignore_older, level, event_id, provider, and include_xml. Please
# visit the documentation for the complete details of each option.
# https://go.es.io/WinlogbeatConfig
winlogbeat.event_logs:
  - name: Application
    ignore_older: 336h

  - name: System
    ignore_older: 336h

  - name: Security
    ignore_older: 336h
    processors:
      - script:
          lang: javascript
          id: security
          file: ${path.home}/module/security/config/winlogbeat-security.js

  - name: Microsoft-Windows-Sysmon/Operational
    processors:
      - script:
          lang: javascript
          id: sysmon
          file: ${path.home}/module/sysmon/config/winlogbeat-sysmon.js
  - name: Windows PowerShell
    ignore_older: 336h

  - name: Microsoft-Windows-PrintService/Operational
    ignore_older: 336h

#==================== Elasticsearch template settings ==========================
# Set to false to disable template loading.
setup.template.enabled: false

# Template name. By default the template name is "winlogbeat-%{[agent.version]}"
# The template name and pattern has to be set in case the Elasticsearch index pattern is modified.
#setup.template.name: "log-windows"

# Template pattern. By default the template pattern is "-%{[agent.version]}-*" to apply to the default index settings.
# The first part is the version of the beat and then -* is used to match all daily indices.
# The template name and pattern has to be set in case the Elasticsearch index pattern is modified.
#setup.template.pattern: "log-windows-*"

#setup.template.settings:
#  index.number_of_shards: 1
#  index.number_of_replicas: 0
  #index.codec: best_compression
  #_source.enabled: false


#================================ General =====================================

# The name of the shipper that publishes the network data. It can be used to group
# all the transactions sent by a single shipper in the web interface.
#name:

# The tags of the shipper are included in their own field with each
# transaction published.
#tags: ["service-X", "web-tier"]

# Optional fields that you can specify to add additional information to the
# output.
#fields:
#  env: staging


#============================== Dashboards =====================================
# These settings control loading the sample dashboards to the Kibana index. Loading
# the dashboards is disabled by default and can be enabled either by setting the
# options here or by using the `setup` command.
#setup.dashboards.enabled: false

# The URL from where to download the dashboards archive. By default this URL
# has a value which is computed based on the Beat name and version. For released
# versions, this URL points to the dashboard archive on the artifacts.elastic.co
# website.
#setup.dashboards.url:

#============================== Kibana =====================================

# Starting with Beats version 6.0.0, the dashboards are loaded via the Kibana API.
# This requires a Kibana endpoint configuration.
setup.kibana:

  # Kibana Host
  # Scheme and port can be left out and will be set to the default (http and 5601)
  # In case you specify and additional path, the scheme is required: http://localhost:5601/path
  # IPv6 addresses should always be defined as: https://[2001:db8::1]:5601
  #host: "localhost:5601"

  # Kibana Space ID
  # ID of the Kibana Space into which the dashboards should be loaded. By default,
  # the Default Space will be used.
  #space.id:

#============================= Elastic Cloud ==================================

# These settings simplify using Winlogbeat with the Elastic Cloud (https://cloud.elastic.co/).

# The cloud.id setting overwrites the `output.elasticsearch.hosts` and
# `setup.kibana.host` options.
# You can find the `cloud.id` in the Elastic Cloud web UI.
#cloud.id:

# The cloud.auth setting overwrites the `output.elasticsearch.username` and
# `output.elasticsearch.password` settings. The format is `<user>:<pass>`.
#cloud.auth:

#================================ Outputs =====================================

# Configure what output to use when sending the data collected by the beat.

#-------------------------- Elasticsearch output ------------------------------
output.elasticsearch:
  # Array of hosts to connect to.
  hosts: ["localhost:9200"]

  # Protocol - either `http` (default) or `https`.
  protocol: "https"

  # Authentication credentials - either API key or username/password.
  #api_key: "id:api_key"
  username: "admin"
  password: "${admin.password}"

  ssl.verification_mode: none

  pipeline: winlogbeat
  
  indices: 
    - index: "log-windows"

#----------------------------- Logstash output --------------------------------
#output.logstash:
  # The Logstash hosts
  #hosts: ["localhost:5044"]

  # Optional SSL. By default is off.
  # List of root certificates for HTTPS server verifications
  #ssl.certificate_authorities: ["/etc/pki/root/ca.pem"]

  # Certificate for SSL client authentication
  #ssl.certificate: "/etc/pki/client/cert.pem"

  # Client Certificate Key
  #ssl.key: "/etc/pki/client/cert.key"


#================================ Processors =====================================

# Configure processors to enhance or manipulate events generated by the beat.

processors:
  - add_host_metadata: ~ 
  - drop_event:
      when:
        and:
          - regexp.winlog.event_data.TargetUserName: '.*\$'
          - regexp.winlog.event_data.SubjectUserName: '.*\$'
  - drop_event:
      when:
        and:
          - regexp.winlog.event_data.TargetUserName: 'LOCAL SERVICE'
          - regexp.winlog.event_data.SubjectUserName: '.*\$'
  - drop_event:
      when:
        and:
          - regexp.winlog.event_data.TargetUserName: 'SYSTEM'
          - regexp.winlog.event_data.SubjectUserName: '.*\$'
  - drop_event:
      when:
        and:
          - equals:
              winlog.event_id: 4648
          - regexp:
              winlog.event_data.SubjectUserName: '.*\$'
  - drop_event:
      when:
        and:
          - equals:
              winlog.event_id: 4670
          - regexp:
              winlog.event_data.SubjectUserName: '.*\$'
  - drop_event:
      when:
        or:
          - regexp:
              winlog.event_data.TargetUserName: 'UMFD\-.*'
          - regexp:
              winlog.event_data.TargetUserName: 'DWM\-.*'
#  - if:
#      equals:
#       winlog.event_id: 800
#    then:
#      add_fields:
#        target: ''
#        fields:
#          event_type: 'Privileged Command'
#          CMD: ''
#================================ Logging =====================================

# Sets log level. The default log level is info.
# Available log levels are: error, warning, info, debug
#logging.level: debug

# At debug level, you can selectively enable logging only for some components.
# To enable all selectors use ["*"]. Examples of other selectors are "beat",
# "publish", "service".
#logging.selectors: ["*"]

#============================== X-Pack Monitoring ===============================
# winlogbeat can export internal metrics to a central Elasticsearch monitoring
# cluster.  This requires xpack monitoring to be enabled in Elasticsearch.  The
# reporting is disabled by default.

# Set to true to enable the monitoring reporter.
monitoring.enabled: true

# Sets the UUID of the Elasticsearch cluster under which monitoring data for this
# Winlogbeat instance will appear in the Stack Monitoring UI. If output.elasticsearch
# is enabled, the UUID is derived from the Elasticsearch cluster referenced by output.elasticsearch.
#monitoring.cluster_uuid:

# Uncomment to send the metrics to Elasticsearch. Most settings from the
# Elasticsearch output are accepted here as well.
# Note that the settings should point to your Elasticsearch *monitoring* cluster.
# Any setting that is not set is automatically inherited from the Elasticsearch
# output configuration, so if you have the Elasticsearch output configured such
# that it is pointing to your Elasticsearch monitoring cluster, you can simply
# uncomment the following line.
monitoring.elasticsearch:
  hosts: [ "https://localhost:9200" ]
  username: admin
  password: "${admin.password}"
  ssl.verification_mode: certificate
  ssl.certificate_authorities: ["C:\\Elastic_Stack\\winlogbeat\\winlogbeat-7.17.3-windows-x86_64\\certs\\ca\\ca.crt"]

#================================= Migration ==================================

# This allows to enable 6.7 migration aliases
#migration.6_to_7.enabled: true