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Get comprehensive reports on all logon failures with details on reason for
logon failure as well

Account Management » Active Directory How-To pages

How to enable auditing for logon failure?

  • Logon to your domain controller with administrative privileges and launch the Group Policy Management console.
  • Right-click the appropriate Group Policy Object linked to the Domain Controllers container and select Edit.
  • Expand the Computer Configuration → Windows Setting → Security Settings → Local Policies → Audit Policy node.
  • Configure audit policies as follows:
    • Account Management: Success
    • Audit account logon events: Failure
    • Audit logon events: Failure


It will take a few minutes for the changes to take effect, and other domain controllers will receive the change at the next regular replication interval.

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