Audit Computer Account Management


Applies To: Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8

This topic for the IT professional describes the Advanced Security Audit policy setting, Audit Computer Account Management, which 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 appear on computers running the supported versions of the Windows operating system as designated in the Applies To list at the beginning of this topic, in addition to Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista.

Event ID

Event message


A computer account was created.


A computer account was changed.


A computer account was deleted.

Advanced Security Audit Policy Settings