Policy Change Event: 848

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Process Tracking » Policy Change Event: 848

Event ID 848 – The following policy was active when the Windows Firewall started.

Event ID 848
Category Policy Change
Type Success Audit

Whenever the Windows Firewall service starts, event 848 is logged. It essentially shows what Windows Firewall settings are active when the Firewall service starts. The 'Services', 'Security Logging', and 'ICMP' fields in the log respectively provide a list of services that are enabled or disabled, a list of the Customized Logging Settings in Windows Firewall, and a list of the ICMP settings that are enabled or disabled.

Note: This event only shows the settings configuration for Public profiles.

This log data provides the following information:

  • Group Policy Applied
  • Profile Used
  • Interface
  • Operational Mode
  • Services
  • Security Logging
  • ICMP

Why does event ID 848 need to be monitored?

  • To check if the settings reported by this event are the same as the ones standardly defined.
  • To compare the Public profile's baseline for Windows Firewall on different computers in the network

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Event 848 applies to the following operating systems:

  • Windows Server 2000
  • Windows 2003 and XP

Corresponding event ID in Windows 2008 and Windows Vista is 4944.

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