Audit Sensitive Privilege Use
Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2
This security policy setting allows you to audit events generated when sensitive privileges (user rights) such as the following are used:
A privileged service is called.
One of the following privileges are called:
Act as part of the operating system
Back up files and directories
Create a token object
Enable computer and user accounts to be trusted for delegation
Generate security audits
Impersonate a client after authentication
Load and unload device drivers
Manage auditing and security log
Modify firmware environment values
Replace a process-level token
Restore files and directories
Take ownership of files or other objects
If you configure this policy setting, an audit event is generated when sensitive privilege requests are made. Success audits record successful attempts, and failure audits record unsuccessful attempts.
Event volume: High
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|
Special privileges assigned to new logon.
A privileged service was called.
An operation was attempted on a privileged object.