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Windows 11 must be configured to audit other Logon/Logoff Events Failures.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-253346 WN11-AU-000565 SV-253346r829122_rule Medium
Maintaining an audit trail of system activity logs can help identify configuration errors, troubleshoot service disruptions, and analyze compromises that have occurred, as well as detect attacks. Audit logs are necessary to provide a trail of evidence in case the system or network is compromised. Collecting this data is essential for analyzing the security of information assets and detecting signs of suspicious and unexpected behavior. Audit Other Logon/Logoff Events determines whether Windows generates audit events for other logon or logoff events. Logon events are essential to understanding user activity and detecting potential attacks.
Microsoft Windows 11 Security Technical Implementation Guide 2023-09-29


Check Text ( C-56799r829120_chk )
Use the AuditPol tool to review the current Audit Policy configuration:
Open a Command Prompt with elevated privileges ("Run as Administrator").
Enter "AuditPol /get /category:*".

Compare the AuditPol settings with the following. If the system does not audit the following, this is a finding:

Logon/Logoff >> Other Logon/Logoff Events - Failure
Fix Text (F-56749r829121_fix)
Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration >> Windows Settings >> Security Settings >> Advanced Audit Policy Configuration >> System Audit Policies >> Logon/Logoff >> "Audit Other Logon/Logoff Events" with "Failure" selected.