Manage auditing and security log (Windows)

Module: Account Integrity

Supported Platforms: Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP

This check reports accounts with rights to configure auditing on Active Directory objects, files, registry keys, and other resources. Accounts with this user right can also view and clear the security log. You can use the name list to exclude or include users or security groups that are not already excluded or included by the Users to check option.

The following table lists the error message for the check.

Table: Error message for Manage auditing and security log

Message String ID and Category

Platform and Message Numeric ID

Message Title and Description

Additional Information

String ID: ESM_MANAGE_LOG

Category: Policy Compliance

  • Windows 2000 (105946)

  • Windows 2003 (205946)

  • Windows 2008 (248946)

  • Windows Vista (228941)

  • Windows XP (200941)

Title: Manage auditing and security logs

Description:The user or security group has the right to configure auditing on Active Directory objects, files, registry keys, and other resources. Accounts with this user right can also view and clear the security log. Most users and groups do not need this right. Use the Correct feature to revoke it.

Severity: yellow-1

Correctable: true

Snapshot Updatable: false

Template Updatable: false

Information Field Format: [%s]

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