Policy Change Event: 858

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Process Tracking » Policy Change Event: 858

Event ID 858 – Windows Firewall group policy settings have been applied.

Event ID 858
Category Policy Change
Type Success Audit

When the group policy of Windows Firewall is changed (either locally or through Active Directory Group Policy) or the local Group Policy is refreshed, event 858 is logged. The log simply says that the settings have been applied; it doesn't indicate whether it was triggered by a change or because of a refresh.

Why does event ID 858 need to be monitored?

All changes with regards to Windows Firewall need to be monitored since unplanned or unauthorized changes need immediate investigation. It could be a sign of malicious activity.

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Event 858 applies to the following operating systems:

  • Windows 2003 and XP

Corresponding event ID in Windows 2008 and Windows Vista is 4954.

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