Logging failed login attempts

Discussion in 'Security Software' started by John L., Jul 13, 2010.

  1. John L.

    John L. Guest

    We are using Microsoft Windows Server 2003. What is the easiest way to
    monitor failed logins to the server?

    Then, what is the easiest way to review these failed logins?

    The objective is to quickly find out if there is any attempted unauthorized
    access.

    Thank you for the help.
     
    John L., Jul 13, 2010
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    Peter Foldes Guest

    I would say the Event Viewer\Security

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  3. John L.

    John L. Guest

    Ok. Thank you for the suggestion. What about an easier way? In other
    words, is there a way to automatically populate this information into a log
    since the Event Viewer is tedious to look through and contains a wealth of
    data which may or may not be related to unauthorized access.
     
    John L., Jul 14, 2010
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  4. What is so hard looking at the security log in the event viewer?

    : Ok. Thank you for the suggestion. What about an easier way? In other
    : words, is there a way to automatically populate this information into a
    log
    : since the Event Viewer is tedious to look through and contains a wealth of
    : data which may or may not be related to unauthorized access.
    :
    : "Peter Foldes" wrote:
    :
    : > I would say the Event Viewer\Security
    : >
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    : > Peter
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    : > Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
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    : > http://www.microsoft.com/protect
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    : > : > > We are using Microsoft Windows Server 2003. What is the easiest way
    to
    : > > monitor failed logins to the server?
    : > >
    : > > Then, what is the easiest way to review these failed logins?
    : > >
    : > > The objective is to quickly find out if there is any attempted
    unauthorized
    : > > access.
    : > >
    : > > Thank you for the help.
    : >
    : > .
    : >
     
    Nick L. Odeon, Jul 15, 2010
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  5. John L.

    John L. Guest

    It isn't hard really. Is there a way to easily filter the data for failed
    logins (indicating attempted unauthorized access to the server)? What type
    of entries should I look for?

    Thanks for the help.
     
    John L., Jul 16, 2010
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  6. Quick searches of many DCs could be done with Event Comb. I still use it on
    occasion - although not all that often.

    My suggestion - create a failure, find it manually - then you know what you
    are looking for.
     
    Shenan Stanley, Jul 17, 2010
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  7. John L.

    John L. Guest

    Hi Shenan,

    That was a great idea. However, when I try that (in other words,
    intentionally try to login with an incorrect password), the failed login is
    not recorded in the Event Viewer (security section).

    This is strange, since when I perform that same test on another machine
    (also running Windows Server 2003), the login failure is recorded as code #
    529. Any ideas why this production server is not recording failed login
    attempts?

    Thanks for any suggestions you have.

    John.
     
    John L., Aug 17, 2010
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    Was this ever resolved?

    I have the exact same problem, other servers seem to log the failure event fine and one does not. Failure and success is enabled successes log fine. wierd.
     
    jwaldner, Aug 31, 2010
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    Peter Foldes Guest

    John

    A bit late don't you think. We call these posts by posters as "deadheads from egghead. You are a bit late as Shenan and myself have moved to the new MS Forums

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