Windows Security Log Event ID 853

Operating Systems Windows 2003 and XP
CategoryPolicy Change
Type Success
Corresponding events
in Windows 2008
and Vista
 
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853: The Windows Firewall operational mode has changed

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Windows logs this event when an administrator changes the local policy of the Windows Firewall or a group policy refresh results in turning on or off the Windows Firewall operation mode.

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Description Fields in 853

  • Policy origin: Group Policy or Local Policy
  • Profile changed: Standard or Domain
  • Interface: The NICs it applies to, or "All interfaces".

New Settings:

  • Operation mode: On or Off

Old Settings:

  • Operation mode: On or Off

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Examples of 853

The Windows Firewall operational mode has changed.
 
Policy origin: Local Policy
Profile changed: Standard
Interface: All interfaces
New Setting:
     Operation mode: Off
Old Setting:
     Operation mode: On
 

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