Audit system events

Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\Audit Policy

Description

Determines whether to audit when a user restarts or shuts down the computer; or an event has occurred that affects either the system security or the security log.

By default, this value is set to No auditing in the Default Domain Controller Group Policy object (GPO) and in the local policies of workstations and servers.

If you define this policy setting, you can specify whether to audit successes, audit failures, or not to audit the event type at all. Success audits generate an audit entry when a system event is successfully executed. Failure audits generate an audit entry when a system event is unsuccessfully attempted. You can select No auditing by defining the policy setting and unchecking Success and Failure.