JSI Tip 9584. How can I audit account management events?

Accounts management events include the creation, deletion, and modification of an account, as well as renaming, disabling, and enabling an account, and the setting or changing of a password.

You can use Group Policy to specify whether to audit all activity, or just successes, or just failures.

To enable account management auditing:

1. In the Group Policy Editor, navigate to
Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\Audit Policy.

2. in Audit account management, check the Define these policy settings box.

3. Check the Success and / or Failure boxes.

4. Press Apply and OK.

NOTE: If you subsequently want to disable auditing, clear the Success and Failure boxes.

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