MutexSecurity.RemoveAuditRule(MutexAuditRule) Method


Searches for an audit control rule with the same user as the specified rule, and with compatible inheritance and propagation flags; if a compatible rule is found, the rights contained in the specified rule are removed from it.

 bool RemoveAuditRule(System::Security::AccessControl::MutexAuditRule ^ rule);
public bool RemoveAuditRule (System.Security.AccessControl.MutexAuditRule rule);
override this.RemoveAuditRule : System.Security.AccessControl.MutexAuditRule -> bool
Public Function RemoveAuditRule (rule As MutexAuditRule) As Boolean



A MutexAuditRule that specifies the user to search for, and a set of inheritance and propagation flags that a matching rule, if found, must be compatible with. Specifies the rights to remove from the compatible rule, if found.


true if a compatible rule is found; otherwise, false.


rule is null.


The current MutexSecurity is searched for an audit rule that has the same user as rule. If no such rule is found, no action is taken, and the method returns false. If matching rules are found, their inheritance and compatibility flags are checked for compatibility with the flags specified in rule. If no compatible rule is found, no action is taken, and the method returns false. If a rule with compatible flags is found, the rights specified in rule are removed from the compatible rule, and the method returns true. If rule specifies rights not contained in the compatible rule, no action is taken with respect to those rights. If all rights are removed from the compatible rule, the entire rule is removed from the current MutexSecurity object.


Although you can specify inheritance and propagation flags for mutex audit rules, by creating them with the AccessRuleFactory method, this is not recommended. Inheritance and propagation have no meaning for named mutexes, and they make the maintenance of audit rules more complicated.

Applies to