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Restricting Access to the Event Logs

Posted On 2007-05-03 by FortyPoundHead
Keywords: Restricting Access to the Event Logs
Tags:  Windows NT Windows 2000
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The Windows NT event log contains records documenting application, security and system events taking place on the machine. These logs can contain sensitive data, and by default, the Guest account has access to view them. This tweak allows you to restrict access to administrators and system accounts only.
Open your registry and find the key below.
Under this key are three sub-keys: Application, Security and System. These subkeys represent each section of the event log. To restrict access to each section create a new DWORD value of 'RestrictGuestAccess' under each sub-key and set it to equal '1'. To restrict access to only certain sections, then only add the value to that specific key.
Restart the machine for changes to take affect.

Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\EventLog]
Value Name: RestrictGuestAccess
Data Type: REG_DWORD
Data: (0 = Guest Access, 1 = Restricted Access)


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