Audit object access

Applies to

  • Windows 10

Determines whether to audit the event of a user accessing an object--for example, a file, folder, registry key, printer, and so forth--that has its own system access control list (SACL) specified.

If you define this policy setting, you can specify whether to audit successes, audit failures, or not audit the event type at all. Success audits generate an audit entry when a user successfully accesses an object that has an appropriate SACL specified. Failure audits generate an audit entry when a user unsuccessfully attempts to access an object that has a SACL specified.

To set this value to No auditing, in the Properties dialog box for this policy setting, select the Define these policy settings check box and clear the Success and Failure check boxes.

Note

You can set a SACL on a file system object using the Security tab in that object's Properties dialog box.

Default: No auditing.

Configure this audit setting

You can configure this security setting by opening the appropriate policy under Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\Audit Policy.

Object access events Description
560 Access was granted to an already existing object.
562 A handle to an object was closed.
563 An attempt was made to open an object with the intent to delete it.
Note: This is used by file systems when the FILE_DELETE_ON_CLOSE flag is specified in Createfile().
564 A protected object was deleted.
565 Access was granted to an already existing object type.
567 A permission associated with a handle was used.
Note: A handle is created with certain granted permissions (Read, Write, and so on). When the handle is used, up to one audit is generated for each of the permissions that was used.
568 An attempt was made to create a hard link to a file that is being audited.
569 The resource manager in Authorization Manager attempted to create a client context.
570 A client attempted to access an object.
Note: An event will be generated for every attempted operation on the object.
571 The client context was deleted by the Authorization Manager application.
572 The administrator manager initialized the application.
772 The certificate manager denied a pending certificate request.
773 Certificate Services received a resubmitted certificate request.
774 Certificate Services revoked a certificate.
775 Certificate Services received a request to publish the certificate revocation list (CRL).
776 Certificate Services published the certificate revocation list (CRL).
777 A certificate request extension was made.
778 One or more certificate request attributes changed.
779 Certificate Services received a request to shutdown.
780 Certificate Services backup started.
781 Certificate Services backup completed
782 Certificate Services restore started.
783 Certificate Services restore completed.
784 Certificate Services started.
785 Certificate Services stopped.
786 The security permissions for Certificate Services changed.
787 Certificate Services retrieved an archived key.
788 Certificate Services imported a certificate into its database.
789 The audit filter for Certificate Services changed.
790 Certificate Services received a certificate request.
791 Certificate Services approved a certificate request and issued a certificate.
792 Certificate Services denied a certificate request.
793 Certificate Services set the status of a certificate request to pending.
794 The certificate manager settings for Certificate Services changed.
795 A configuration entry changed in Certificate Services.
796 A property of Certificate Services changed.
797 Certificate Services archived a key.
798 Certificate Services imported and archived a key.
799 Certificate Services published the CA certificate to Active Directory.
800 One or more rows have been deleted from the certificate database.
801 Role separation enabled.