Security Auditing

Posted on 2004-11-11
Last Modified: 2010-04-19
I am just in the process of finalising my Windows Server 2003. Now I have to setup the security logs.

What can be logged? I'd like a list of everything. And where I can setup logs. Also how big can your logs folder become?
What the security events I must log?

Question by:georgecooldude
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    Accepted Solution

    The problem with windoze security event auditing is that it logs too much, and the logs are hard to parse.

    The logs are actually stored in event viewer, under security, so there's no easy way to view them. You do have complete control on size, retention time and overwrite options, but it's still pretty useless imho. Right click "my Computer", click "manage" then you'll see the logs...

    to turn on the auditing review

    and have a browse through

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    Author Comment

    I've come accross the Microsoft links already.

    Are there any guides around on the must haves and the best ways to audit?
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    Expert Comment

    If you've already found those links then you have all the information at your fingertips...

    It's not a simple thing to undertake, not so much because it's hard, but because you just get snowed under...  try this one, anyway...
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    Author Comment

    yeah I found those links ironically helping someone who had a similar question to this. ;)

    I'll close this, as you took the time to post =)

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