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Unable to change Security log file size on Windows 2000 domain Controller?

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i NEEDED TO CHANGE THE SIZE OF THE SECURITY LOG FILE...
It keeps on reverting back to the same default size.

Is there another setting i should be looking at?

Thanks.
Gl
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Are you doing it this way?

Right-click the Security log in EventVwr and choose Properties

Change the maximum size and overwrite settings there and click OK
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by:gl056191
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Yes.
Its currently sitting @ Max log size 19968KB
OVerwrite as needed.

I tried to change to 327680KB and save the changes.
It gets reverted back.

Please help.
Thanks.
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Do you have that much free space on the volume?
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I have about 7GB of free space.
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Can you alter the settings to any other logfile (and make it 'stick')?
Can you alter it to be 'smaller' and have it stick?
Are you using an admin account?
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by:gl056191
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Yes i am using the admin account.
It sticks and saves the settings for a day.
Reverts back the next day.
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Hmm - do you see the same symptoms on the other logs?
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by:Rick Hobbs
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According to MS the maximum Security Event Log size is 4Gb.  I would recommend you defrag and try again.  If still no luck, is it possible a policy or script is being run daily that resets the size?
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I acutally found out the issue  - it was my GPO.
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So my last comment about it being a policy or script pointed you to the answer?
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Not really. I think I have figured it out by talking to other admins.... but thank you.
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