Anyway to monitor login attempts?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by madmatt, Nov 26, 2002.

  1. madmatt

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    I am running XP Professional, and there is only one active account setup (mine). I have my screen saver set to go on after 20 minutes, and it is password protected. I never turn off my PC and rarely reboot.

    I noticed in the Event Viewer that there is a "Security" tab. Now what I would like to do is quite simple, although I don't know if it is possible.

    I want to monitor login attempts, no matter if it is logging into Windows, or the password protected screen saver. The reason I want to do this is quite simply because I want to know if anyone is trying to access my computer when I am not around (such as visitors to my house (friends/family)).

    If possible, without using any third party applications, please let me know. Thank you.
     
  2. madmatt

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    well, I think I found it.

    gpedit.msc
    comp config
    windows settings
    security settings
    local policies
    audit policies
    audit account logon attempts

    hmm =)
     
  3. madmatt

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    okay, sorry to waste your time..
    turning 'audit account logon attempts' did it.
    right click, properties, check which options.
    yeah. I should look before I ask next time.