3.1.1 Abstract Data Model

The audit configuration protocol administrative-side plug-in maintains no state. It loads all the settings, as specified in section 2.2, in memory.

The administrative-side plug-in is used, through the implementation-specific tool providing a graphical user interface, to interact with the advanced audit policy file, as specified in [MS-GPOL]. The plug-in determines the physical location of a desired policy, creates a new policy, or opens an existing policy as appropriate, and displays it to the administrator. After the administrator modifies the policy, the changes MUST be propagated back into the policy at the specified location.