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Windows 11 must be configured to audit Object Access - Other Object Access Events successes.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-253321 WN11-AU-000083 SV-253321r829047_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. Auditing for other object access records events related to the management of task scheduler jobs and COM+ objects.
Microsoft Windows 11 Security Technical Implementation Guide 2023-09-29


Check Text ( C-56774r829045_chk )
Security Option "Audit: Force audit policy subcategory settings to override audit policy category settings" must be set to "Enabled" (WN11-SO-000030) for the detailed auditing subcategories to be effective.
Use the AuditPol tool to review the current Audit Policy configuration:

Open PowerShell or a Command Prompt with elevated privileges ("Run as Administrator").

Enter "AuditPol /get /category:*"

Compare the AuditPol settings with the following:

Object Access >> Other Object Access Events - Success

If the system does not audit the above, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-56724r829046_fix)
Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration >> Windows Settings >> Security Settings >> Advanced Audit Policy Configuration >> System Audit Policies >> Object Access >> "Audit Other Object Access Events" with "Success" selected.