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Prevent local guests group from accessing security log

Updated: January 21, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

Prevent local guests group from accessing security log


This security setting determines if guests are prevented from accessing the security event log.


  • This setting does not appear in the Local Computer Policy object.

  • This security setting affects only computers running Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003.

  • A user must possess the Manage auditing and security log user right to access the security log.

Default: Enabled.

Configuring this security setting

You can configure this security setting by opening the appropriate policy and expanding the console tree as such: Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Event Log\

For specific instructions about how to configure security policy settings, see Edit security settings on a Group Policy object.

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