How to Log UnAuthorized Login Attempts in WIN (XP,7 or VISTA)??

Have you ever thought  that some person would have tried to  login to your  box in your absence....lol  :) may be you are unaware of it till now and he may be planting some other trick(may be he has already read my last post lolzz) to get success!!!.
Ok today I am going to tell you how u can  track that....it is very simple,you do not need any extra software for it  if you have Mr.Gates's OS(WIN XP.7 OR VISTA) running in your box.By default that facility in disabled but i will show you how to enable it and what info it contains.
So lets start..........

1.First open  up RUN and type  Gpedit.msc as shown below and hit enter.

2.After that you will see an console window and follow the onscreen information as shown below......


3.When you reach the 7th step in the above image then double click on it to change its settings as shown below.
In the above image you can see that both the options as marked  are disabled 

a)So if you want only to log your login success then enable success  in the above image.

b)If you want to log login failures then enable failure in the above image.

c)If you want to log both login  success and failure attempts then enable both.
 After selecting your suitable option click ok.

4.Then inorder to test if it works or not,logout from your system and try few wrong passwords and  then login again.

5.Now right click on the "My computer" icon on the desktop and navigate to where it is written "Manage"

6.Now after clicking manage in the above step a new console will open and then follow the steps as illustrated in the image below.
Here you can see there are many success login attempts but there is one failure login attempt...marked as step 5,so double click on it to see the information it contains.

7.After double clicking on it  the image below shows the information in it..just give it a look.... :)
As you can see it contains the time & date,username,reason etc
I hope this will add to ur knowledge.....and you will be any day  helped by this.... :)

If you find this article interesting and worth reading so plzz  drop your comments it will be appreciated.... :)
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comment 8 comments:

TechGopal on July 16, 2010 at 3:11 PM said...

thanxx for sharing.......

Satyajit Das(Admins) on July 17, 2010 at 2:22 AM said...

hey gopal thnks for ur response....
Keep visiting..... :)

Maria Mcclain on July 17, 2010 at 5:53 PM said...
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shabnamahsan on August 7, 2010 at 1:08 PM said...

Hi Satyajit
thanks a lot for this useful article as non tech persons like me don't know how to detect treats on our pc....

Satyajit (Admins,a.k.a Satosys) said...

@shabnamahsan Thanks for visiting... :)

Anonymous said...

thanx for sharing.....
does the log data of "LOG ON" attempts get deleted after few days or they need manual deletion????....

Sandeep Bhatti on July 21, 2011 at 10:57 AM said...

good one....thanks for sharing.............

Anonymous said...

nice tut

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