Audit: Audit the access of global system objects

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista

This security policy setting determines whether to audit the access of global system objects.

If this policy setting is enabled, it causes system objects, such as mutexes, events, semaphores, and DOS devices, to be created with a default system access control list (SACL). Only named objects are given a SACL; SACLs are not given to objects without names. If the Audit object access policy setting is also enabled, access to these system objects is audited.


If you configure this policy setting, changes will not take effect until you restart Windows.

Default: Disabled