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Configuring security log size and retention settings

1. Configuring security log size

Configure security log size for Windows workstation audit data using the steps below:

  • Go to Start > Windows Administrative Tools > Group Policy Management.
  • In GPMC, right-click the GPO <domain name>_ADAuditPlusWSPolicy and select Edit.
  • In the Group Policy Management Editor, choose Computer Configuration > Policies > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Event Log > Retention method for security log.
  • Configuring Windows workstations - Automatic process
  • Check Define these policy settings, and select Overwrite events as needed.
  • Click OK.
  • Select Maximum security log size and configure the values as shown below. Make sure that the security log can hold a minimum of 12 hours of data.
  • Role Operating system Size
    Windows workstation Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, and XP 512MB

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