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XP workstation display "Security log is full"  and I cannot login unless I am a local admin

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We have several XP workstations on our Windows 2008r2 domain. Recently several users have come to me and told me that they cannot log in. I go to their workstation and see a message similar to "security log is full" and something about how they need to be a local admin. I log in and make them local administrators and they are able to log in but when I go to clear the security log, it tells me I do not have the permissions and I am a Domain Admin, I also log in as the Administrator on the local workstation and try to clear the security log and I do not even permission as the local admin either. Has anyone seen this before? I know another IT person has been working with GPOs. Is it possible this is causing this? All advice welcome
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What it sounds like is GPOs are being applied that is causing this problem

Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Event Log Service

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc778402(v=ws.10).aspx
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There must be something in the event log on those workstations event viewer related to security. could you please check and post them ?
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Yes that GPO should have some wrong settings. Edit that GPO to overwrite event logs and you can set the max space allocated to event logs.
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by:Venugopal N
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Login as the Administrator Click --> start --> Run --> type rsop.msc.

From the rsop menu , expand to Computer configuration --> Windows settings --> Security settings --> Event log --> Check which policy is applied.And make the changes as expalined above.
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Get the IT person who updated the GPo to remove the settings

Sounds like they need to be reviewed

Locking down the event logs causing the users not be able to logon  well time to unlock the event logs.
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