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Windows Security Log not showing failed login attempts

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I set up an FTP server on one of my home boxes (Windows Server 2003, R2) a couple weeks ago, and I've been periodically checking the security log on the machine to determine if someone is attempting to hack into my FTP server.  Today, it occurred to me that my Security Log never shows a failure audit.  

- I tried logging onto the FTP server using a remote client with bad password, no failure audit appeared.
- I tried logging into server via Remote Desktop with bad password, no failure audit appeared.
- I tried logging onto the console with bad password, no failure audit appeared.

I've checked the configuration of the security log.  No filters are applied.  I've reset the configuration on the security log.  Still, no failure audits appear.  Suggestions?
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Paolo Santiangeli earned 2000 total points
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Hi,
you should check security policy Audit Account Logon Events for successfull and failure

you can do with gpedit.msc or via group policy
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Thanks!
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