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Domain Controller Security Event Logs

Hi,

Does anybody know what is the maximum safe size for security logs on a Win2k3 domain controller ?

If i change the event logs size on one DC, does it also replicate across all DCs?

Thanks :)
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Mike KlineCommented:
Where I am we use the NSA or DISA guides  http://iase.disa.mil/stigs/content_pages/windows_os_security.html   I'll look to see what they recommend but you can also see for your OS

No the size is not replicated but you can set it using group policy so it applies to all the servers (or DCs)

Thanks

Mike
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getzjdCommented:
You will need to set this on all domain controllers.  It will not replicate.

Here is some info on the sizes
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/957662
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc776342(WS.10).aspx
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getzjdCommented:
YOu could set the log sizes via a GPO on the domain controllers.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc778402(WS.10).aspx
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sprokuAuthor Commented:
I see that maximum security log size that can be set is up to 4GB. What would be the cons when i set it to the max of 4GB?
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getzjdCommented:
Parsing the files would take longer.  Depends on what you are wanting to do with these log files.
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sprokuAuthor Commented:
are there no system performance degradation when raising it to max size?
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sprokuAuthor Commented:
i see. i guess I'll just go with archiving of the log files.

thanks guys.
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sprokuAuthor Commented:
thanks guys
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