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Article ID: 248260

Article Last Modified on 10/31/2006


  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition

This article was previously published under Q248260


This article describes how to enable local security auditing in Windows 2000. Administrators of local computers can use this method to set up local auditing of security access rights on individual Windows 2000-based computers.

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Enabling Local Security Auditing

  1. Log on to Windows 2000 with an account that has Administrator rights.
  2. Click Start, point to settings, and then click Control Panel.
  3. Double-click Administrative Tools.
  4. Double-click Local Security Policy to start the Local Security Settings snap-in in Microsoft Management Console (MMC).
  5. Double-click Local Policies to expand it, and then double-click Audit Policy.
  6. In the right pane, double-click the policy you want to enable or disable.
  7. Click the Success and/or Fail check box(es) as appropriate.

NOTE: If you are participating in a domain, and a domain-level policy is defined, domain-level settings override the local policy settings.

For additional information, click Start, click Help, click the Index tab, type audit, and then double-click the topic you want to view.

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