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Article ID: 951005 - Last Review: April 9, 2008 - Revision: 1.0


In Windows Server 2008, the Network Policy Server (NPS) may not log successful authentication events or failed authentication events in the Security log in Event Viewer. This behavior occurs even though Event Viewer is configured correctly to log such events.

This problem may occur on a fresh installation of Window Server 2008.


To resolve this issue, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start
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    Start button
    , type cmd in the Start Search box, right-click cmd in the Programs list, and then click Run as administrator.

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    User Access Control permission
    If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type the password, or click Continue.
  2. At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
    auditpol /set /subcategory:"Network Policy Server" /success:enable /failure:enable

  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard
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