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Microsoft® Windows® XP Inside Out Deluxe, 9780735618053 by Craig Stinson, Carl Siechert, Ed Bott

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Chapter 13. Auditing Security

About Auditing 385

Enabling Auditing 387

Viewing Security Events 390

Seeing Who Has Tried to Access Your Files and Folders 391

Seeing Who Has Tried to Use Your Printers 395

Seeing Who Has Shut Down Your Computer—And Why 397

As a secure operating system, Microsoft Windows XP is designed to prevent unauthorized access to a computer's files, folders, and printers. But if a user inadvertently makes improper settings or if an intruder is especially determined, someone might gain access to resources that should be off limits. Monitoring, or auditing, system usage can be a helpful tool in the administration of system security. For example, repeated attempts to log on with the wrong password might be an indication that unauthorized ...

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