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Windows 7: How do I enable Auditing?

23 Aug 2015   #1
Taffy078

Win7 Home Premium (x64), SP1
 
 
How do I enable Auditing?

I've just come across MBSA when sorting out a missing IE11 update and am impressed with it.

One item on the reports says:

NeitherLogon Success nor Logon Failure auditing are enabled. Enable auditing and turnon auditing for specific events such as logon and logoff. Be sure to monitoryour event log to watch for unauthorized access.

I've searched here and found several threads (mainly about auditing access to documents - none about Logon/Logoff) in which the route suggested was Control Panel -> Security & System -> Administrative Tools -> Local Security Settings. There is no 'Local Security Settings' in my menu there and a search of my laptop has found nothing.

Is there an alternative route please?




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24 Aug 2015   #2
Taffy078

Win7 Home Premium (x64), SP1
 
 

I forgot to add that the excellent MBSA provides a detailed explanation on every item and a 'how to correct this' link. Unfortunately, though, the link relates only to 'a computer running Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows XP, or Windows 2000' and also mentions 'Local Security Settings'.

It was very early when I posted this - I must have been half-asleep. I should post this on the Microsoft forum and let you guys get on helping those who need it more than I do.

I withdraw my problem (for now?) and apologise for wasting anyone's time.
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