Audit Kerberos Service Ticket Operations


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 Kerberos Service Ticket Operations, which determines whether the operating system generates security audit events for Kerberos service ticket requests.

Events are generated every time Kerberos is used to authenticate a user who wants to access a protected network resource. Kerberos service ticket operation audit events can be used to track user activity.

Event volume:

  • High on a domain controller that is in a Key Distribution Center (KDC)

  • Low on domain members

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 Kerberos service ticket was requested.


A Kerberos service ticket was renewed.

Advanced Security Audit Policy Settings