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Security Log (always) Full in Windows Server 2003

Posted on 2004-09-11
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Hello,

I'm having an issue on my Windows 2003 server (standard Edition) regarding the security event log.

The secuiry log is always filling up (usually within a couple of hours), and so I get all of the friendly reminders from windows.

It appears that an excessive amount of events are being logged.

My question is:
How do I adjust logging of security related events?

I am not looking to just increase my log file, I want to decrease the amount of items being logged (i.e. just critical items).

Thanks,
Eric
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karel_jespers earned 250 total points
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hi
check in the gpo that you didn't to configured it to check auditing you don't use
in computerconfiguration/windowssettings/securitysettings/local policy/audit policy
al the settings that are enabled will be logged in the security event log
for all user accessing the folders and users wherefore auditing is turned on
karel
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by:epaschal
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Worked like a charm. Thanks!
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