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Expected Security Event Logs of "Event type: 2" not present

Posted on 2011-09-13
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Hello all,

According to http://www.windowsecurity.com/articles/logon-types.html, I should see "Logon type:2" on the DC when a user logs in, but all I see are Type:3". There's no log filtering in place.

The Type:3 events do align with when a given user logs in, but there are more than a dozen such related events within a minute of an actual at-keyboard logon which makes the logs hard to parse.

I've made sure that the user is actually logging in and not just unlocking the computer.

Should I not see type:2 in the security logs?
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by:Mike Kline
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Type 2 events would be on their machines.  That is an interactive login.

Thanks

Mike
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OK, so I checked the security event viewer on one of the desktops that's used everyday - there hasn't been a security entry logged on that machine since 2006.
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by:Mike Kline
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Not sure how you have auditing setup on the desktops.  I logged in interactively (keyboard) on my test DC.  See attached logon 2 event.

Thanks

Mike
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by:nathanwc
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OK, to abandon. Not worth pursuing.
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by:nathanwc
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mklin71's answer probably was correct and complete, but I no longer needed to pursue. Thank you for the help, Mike!
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