Windows Xp Login Log files.

Posted on 2006-05-28
Last Modified: 2011-09-20

 I would just like to ask if there is a thing in windows xp that will create a log file if the login is not successful or not. just like a history file? if there is where can we open that file?
Question by:vbeginner
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    by:Lee W, MVP
    If you enable auditing, you can review logon and logoff records in the security event log - otherwise, there is no log created by windows other than this.
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    Start --> Control Panel --> Administrative Tools --> Local Security Policy
    Expand Local Policies --> Audit Policies and enable auditing of Logon Events: Success/Failure
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    Enable auditing on your machine

    then check for event ID 529 ( Logon Failure ) . Event ID 528 ( Successful Login )

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    if we enable that one where can we open that file?
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    In control Pannel - Administrative Tools --> Event Viewer

    In that u`ll see Security

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