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I have a couple of SBS 2003 and also a couple of SBS 2008 servers. When I see an event id of 529 which is "Unknown user name or bad password" I then want to know if a login was sucessful. Can I set this up to show in the event viewer or some other easy way? Also can I set a threshold so that I will only see a sucessful logon if there are more than x number of bad login attempts?
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Yes and no.  You can change the audit policy to include successful login attempts.  However, you can not descriminate which successful attempts are included.  It's either ALL successful or NO successful (which is the default).  If you want to filter the logs better than Windows does natively, you would need to get a 3rd party log viewing program - of which there are many.
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Can you please provide the names of some 3rd Party log programs that are worthwhile?
Thanks
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we, for instance use SawMill (http://www.sawmill.net/) which I can heartily recommend.

You can, of course, with a little PowerShell and ActivePERL magic accomplish all the required functionality with no need to shell out the dough ;)
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Thanks for the help!
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