Windows Security Log Event ID 856
Operating Systems Windows XP
Windows Server 2003
CategoryPolicy Change
Type Success
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in Windows 2008
and Vista
 
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856: The Windows Firewall setting to allow unicast responses to multicast/broadcast traffic 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 a change to the Windows Firewall whether it should allow unicast responses to multicast and broadcast traffic.

  • Policy origin: Group Policy or Local Policy
  • Profile changed: Standard or Domain

New Settings:

  • Allow unicast responses to multicast/broadcast traffic: Enabled or Diasabled

Old Settings:

  • Allow unicast responses to multicast/broadcast traffic: Enabled or Diasabled

 

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The Windows Firewall setting to allow unicast responses to multicast/broadcast traffic has changed.
 
Policy origin: Group Policy
Profile changed: Standard
New Setting:
     Allow unicast responses to multicast/broadcast traffic: Enabled
Old Setting:
     Allow unicast responses to multicast/broadcast traffic: Disabled
 

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