System events do not overwrite system log (Windows)

Module: System Auditing

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

This check reports a problem when the system can overwrite the system event log.

The following table lists the error message for the check.

Table: Error message for System events do not overwrite system log

Message String ID and Category

Platform and Message Numeric ID

Message Title and Description

Additional Information


Category: Policy Compliance

  • Windows 2000 (106145)

  • Windows 2003 (206145)

  • Windows 2008 (249145)

  • Windows Vista (229145)

  • Windows XP (201145)

Title: System event log will be overwritten

Description:The system event log is set to permit overwriting. Information in the system event log can be lost.

Severity: yellow-1

Correctable: true

Snapshot Updatable: false

Template Updatable: false

Information Field Format: [%s]