Audit Computer Account Management

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2

This security policy setting determines whether the operating system generates audit events when a computer account is created, changed, or deleted. This policy setting is useful for tracking account-related changes to computers that are members of a domain.

Event volume: Low

Default: Not configured

If this policy setting is configured, the following events are generated. The events appear on computers running Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, or Windows Vista.

Event ID Event message


A computer account was created.


A computer account was changed.


A computer account was deleted.