Auditpol clear

Applies To: Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8

Deletes the per-user audit policy for all users, resets (disables) the system audit policy for all subcategories, and sets all the auditing options to disabled.

For examples of how this command can be used, see Examples.

Syntax

Auditpol /clear [/y]

Parameters

Parameter

Description

/y

Suppresses the prompt to confirm if all audit policy settings should be cleared.

/?

Displays help at the command prompt.

Remarks

For clear operations for the per-user policy and system policy, you must have Write or Full Control permission on that object set in the security descriptor. You can also perform the clear operation by possessing the Manage auditing and security log (SeSecurityPrivilege) user right. However, this right allows additional access that is not necessary to perform the clear operation.

Examples

To delete the per-user audit policy for all users, reset (disable) the system audit policy for all subcategories, and set all the audit policy settings to disabled, at a confirmation prompt, type:

Auditpol /clear

To delete the per-user audit policy for all users, reset the system audit policy settings for all subcategories, and set all the audit policy settings to disabled, without a confirmation prompt, type:

Auditpol /clear /y

Note

The preceding example is useful when using a script to perform this operation.

Additional references

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