This article describes how to activate security event logging in Windows
To activate security event logging, follow these steps:
- Log on as the administrator of the local workstation.
- Click the Start button, point to Programs, point to Administrative
Tools, and then click User Manager.
- On the Policies menu, click Audit.
- Click the Audit These Events option.
- Enable the options you want to use. The following options are
- Logon/Logoff: Logs both local and remote resource logins.
- File And Object Access: File, directory, and printer access.
Note: Files and folders must reside on an NTFS partition for
security logging to be enabled. Once the auditing of file and object
access has been enabled, use Windows NT Explorer to select auditing
for individual files and folders.
- Use Of User Rights: Access to anything requiring user rights.
- User And Group Management: Any user accounts or groups created,
changed, or deleted. Any user accounts that are renamed, disabled,
or enabled. Any passwords set or changed.
- Security Policy Changes: Any changes to user rights or audit
- Restart, Shutdown, And System: Logs shutdowns and restarts for
the local workstation.
- Process Tracking: Tracks program activation, handle duplication,
indirect object access, and process exit.
- Click the Success check box to enable logging for successful
operations, and the Failure check box to enable logging for
- Click OK.
Article ID: 157238 - Last Review: October 1, 2013 - Revision: 1.1
- Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition
- Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition
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