SharePoint Audit Log Event ID 20

SourceSharePoint (LOGbinder SP)
Audit FlagSecurityChange
Windows Security Log
 • Subcategory
Object Access
 • Application Generated
Type Success

20: SharePoint audit logs deleted

This is an event from SharePoint audit event from LOGbinder SP generated by Audit Flag  SecurityChange.

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Audit entries purged from internal SharePoint audit log (stored in the Content database).  It is normal for LOGbinder to do this periodically but you should not see this event logged by accounts other than that used for the LOGbinder service.

Since the events have been entered in the Windows log, they are no longer needed in the internal SharePoint audit log.

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Description Fields in 20

  • Occurred: this is the date and time when SharePoint recorded the event to the internal SharePoint audit log and may be earlier than the date/time in the header of this event which reflects when LOGbinder SP wrote the event to Windows event log
  • Site: This is the URL of the site generating this event
  • User: name of the user who performed the action
  • Logs deleted: quantity of audit entries deleted
  • Last Date: audit entries deleted up through this date and time
  • Purge performed by LOGbinder: (Yes/No/Indeterminate*)
    • * Indeterminate means that it cannot be determined whether or not LOGbinder performed the action. This typically will be the value on backlog events, that is, those produced before LOGbinder started processing the site collection.


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Examples of 20

SharePoint audit logs deleted
Occurred: 11/23/2011 1:00:04 AM
Site: http://sp2010-sp
User: logbindersp
Logs deleted: 538
Last Date: 11/22/2011 12:00:00 AM
Audit logs created before this date have been removed from SharePoint.

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