Events are missing if the "Global Object Access Auditing" Group Policy setting for the built-in Administrators group is applied in Windows Server 2008 R2 or in Windows 7

Applies to: Windows Server 2008 R2 DatacenterWindows Server 2008 R2 EnterpriseWindows Server 2008 R2 Standard More

Symptoms


Issue 1

Consider the following scenario:
  • You configure the Global Object Access Auditing Group Policy setting on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows 7.

    Note You can configure the Group Policy setting by using the Group Policy Management Editor MMC snap-in or by using the auditpol /resourceSACL command.
  • You apply success auditing for the built-in Administrators group.
  • You log on to the computer by using a member account of the built-in Administrators group.
  • You perform an action that is audited by the Global Object Access Auditing Group Policy setting.
In this scenario, an event that has Event ID 4670 is missing from the event log.

Issue 2

Consider the following scenario:
  • You configure a deny-only security ID (SID) for auditing the built-in Administrators group by using an audit access control entry (ACE) on a file for auditing success.
  • You log on to the computer by using a member of the built-in Administrators group. However, you do not use elevated privileges.
  • You successfully access or make a change to the file by using the audit ACE.
In this scenario, an event that has Event ID 4670 or Event ID 4663 is missing from the event log, depending on the kind of event that you audit.

The event log entries for the events that have Event ID 4670, Event ID 4907, and Event 4663 resemble the following:



Cause


Cause of Issue 1

This issue occurs because the Global Object Access Auditing Group Policy setting does not audit the built-in Administrators group correctly.

Cause of Issue 2

This issue occurs because the deny-only SID is handled for auditing inconsistently.

Resolution


Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problem described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site: Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must be running one of the following operating systems:
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
For more information about how to obtain a Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

976932 Information about Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2

Registry information

To use the hotfix in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

File information

The global version of this hotfix installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.
Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 file information notes
Important Windows 7 hotfixes and Windows Server 2008 R2 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, hotfixes on the Hotfix Request page are listed under both operating systems. To request the hotfix package that applies to one or both operating systems, select the hotfix that is listed under "Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2" on the page. Always refer to the "Applies To" section in articles to determine the actual operating system that each hotfix applies to.
  • The files that apply to a specific product, milestone (RTM, SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table:
    VersionProductMilestoneService branch
    6.1.760
    0.20xxx
    Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2RTMLDR
    6.1.760
    1.21xxx
    Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2SP1LDR
  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed separately in the "Additional file information for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2" section. MUM and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are critical to maintaining the state of the updated component. The security catalog files, for which the attributes are not listed, are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.
For all supported x86-based versions of Windows 7
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Ntkrnlpa.exe6.1.7600.209273,968,38418-Mar-201106:13Not Applicable
Ntoskrnl.exe6.1.7600.209273,912,06418-Mar-201106:13Not Applicable
Ntkrnlpa.exe6.1.7601.216863,967,87218-Mar-201105:52Not Applicable
Ntoskrnl.exe6.1.7601.216863,912,57618-Mar-201105:52Not Applicable
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 and of Windows Server 2008 R2
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Ntoskrnl.exe6.1.7600.209275,475,71218-Mar-201106:45x64
Ntoskrnl.exe6.1.7601.216865,562,24018-Mar-201106:39x64
Ntkrnlpa.exe6.1.7600.209273,968,38418-Mar-201106:13Not Applicable
Ntoskrnl.exe6.1.7600.209273,912,06418-Mar-201106:13Not Applicable
Ntkrnlpa.exe6.1.7601.216863,967,87218-Mar-201105:52Not Applicable
Ntoskrnl.exe6.1.7601.216863,912,57618-Mar-201105:52Not Applicable
For all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Ntoskrnl.exe6.1.7600.2092711,133,31218-Mar-201105:39IA-64
Ntoskrnl.exe6.1.7601.2168611,118,46418-Mar-201105:33IA-64
Ntkrnlpa.exe6.1.7600.209273,968,38418-Mar-201106:13Not Applicable
Ntoskrnl.exe6.1.7600.209273,912,06418-Mar-201106:13Not Applicable
Ntkrnlpa.exe6.1.7601.216863,967,87218-Mar-201105:52Not Applicable
Ntoskrnl.exe6.1.7601.216863,912,57618-Mar-201105:52Not Applicable

Workaround


To work around Issue 1, explicitly set the auditing ACEs in the registry or file system objects. However, you have to configure each file system object or registry item separately. 

To work around Issue 2, do not use a deny-only SID for auditing members of the built-in Administrators group for success operations if you do not use elevated privileges.

Status


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

More Information


The Global Object Access Auditing Group Policy setting has the following location:
Computer Configuration\Policies\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Advanced Audit Policy Configuration\Audit Policies\Global Object Access Auditing


For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

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Additional file information for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2

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