Audit: Force audit policy subcategory settings (Windows Vista or...

Expand / Collapse
 
     

Audit: Force audit policy subcategory settings (Windows Vista or later) to override audit policy category settings


By default, if you define a value for a policy in one of the top-level categories—either in the computer's Local Security Policy or in an applicable GPO—then that top-level policy will usually override any configurations that you make at the subcategory level with the auditpol command.

Under Windows’ default behavior, subcategory policies take effect only when you leave the related top-level category undefined in the Local Security Policy and in all applicable GPOs. If a category policy is defined, then all subcategory policies under that policy will be defined.

I stress usually and default behavior because this new Group Policy Object setting "Audit: Force audit policy subcategory settings (Windows Vista or later) to override audit policy category settings" reverses that behavior. If you enable this setting, then your subcategory configurations will override how the applied Group Policy sets the top-level policies.

To configure audit policy at the subcategory level see the auditpol command.

Add Your Comments


Name: *
Email Address:
Web Address:
Verification Code:
*
 

Details
Applies To: Vista, Windows Server 2008
Rated 5 stars based on 1 vote.
Article has been viewed 11,972 times.
Options