Audit Group Membership

Applies to

  • Windows 10
  • Windows Server 2016

Audit Group Membership enables you to audit group memberships when they are enumerated on the client computer.

This policy allows you to audit the group membership information in the user's logon token. Events in this subcategory are generated on the computer on which a logon session is created.

For an interactive logon, the security audit event is generated on the computer that the user logged on to. For a network logon, such as accessing a shared folder on the network, the security audit event is generated on the computer hosting the resource.

You must also enable the Audit Logon subcategory.

Multiple events are generated if the group membership information cannot fit in a single security audit event

Event volume:

  • Low on a client computer.

  • Medium on a domain controller or network servers.

Computer Type General Success General Failure Stronger Success Stronger Failure Comments
Domain Controller Yes No Yes No Group membership information for logged in user can help to detect that member of specific domain or local group logged in to the machine (for example, member of database administrators, built-in local administrators, domain administrators, service accounts group or other high value groups).
For recommendations for using and analyzing the collected information, see the Security Monitoring Recommendations sections.
This subcategory doesn’t have Failure events, so there is no recommendation to enable Failure auditing for this subcategory.
Member Server Yes No Yes No Group membership information for logged in user can help to detect that member of specific domain or local group logged in to the machine (for example, member of database administrators, built-in local administrators, domain administrators, service accounts group or other high value groups).
For recommendations for using and analyzing the collected information, see the Security Monitoring Recommendations sections.
This subcategory doesn’t have Failure events, so there is no recommendation to enable Failure auditing for this subcategory.
Workstation Yes No Yes No Group membership information for logged in user can help to detect that member of specific domain or local group logged in to the machine (for example, member of database administrators, built-in local administrators, domain administrators, service accounts group or other high value groups).
For recommendations for using and analyzing the collected information, see the Security Monitoring Recommendations sections.
This subcategory doesn’t have Failure events, so there is no recommendation to enable Failure auditing for this subcategory.

Events List:

  • 4627(S): Group membership information.