Results 1 to 12 of 12
  1. #1
    Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Location
    California
    Posts
    57
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    The security log on the system is full. (WinXP, SP1)

    "The security log on the system is full. Only an administrator can log on to fix the problem. "

    Received message upon log on to a client's PC. I could not find this in the MS knowledge base. I was able to log on as administrator, add my profile, log on successfully, then log on as client successfully? There is no limit on logons. Anyone heard of such a thing?

  2. #2
    Plutonium Lounger Leif's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    U.K.
    Posts
    14,010
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: The security log on the system is full. (WinXP, SP1)

    I would guess that it is referring to the Event Viewer log.

    From Control Panel > Admin tools select Computer Management
    Double click Event viewer
    Single-click to select Security
    Action > Properties
    Then select a more suitable setting (such as Overwrite events as needed)

  3. #3
    Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Location
    California
    Posts
    57
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: The security log on the system is full. (WinXP, SP1)

    Right on! Thanks a bunch!

  4. #4
    Platinum Lounger
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    Quedgeley, Gloucester, England
    Posts
    5,333
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Re: The security log on the system is full. (WinXP, SP1)

    Leif

    Hmm - interesting! Your event log predates even the original IBM PC! And the start date/time of the DOS FAT file system also...
    <font face="Script MT Bold"><font color=blue><big><big>John</big></big></font color=blue></font face=script>

    Ita, esto, quidcumque...

  5. #5
    Plutonium Lounger Leif's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    U.K.
    Posts
    14,010
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: The security log on the system is full. (WinXP, SP1)

    <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15> - I guess that's what happens when you simply upgrade your Sinclair Spectrum rather than doing a clean install.....

    (Hmmm - I shall check that out again tomorrow at work...)

  6. #6
    Lounger
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Posts
    28
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: The security log on the system is full. (WinXP, SP1)

    Thanks. This helps me out too. But why is my security folder filling up every couple of days. I have a two computer peer to peer network, both running WinXP SP1. Linksys hardwired router. There are tons and tons of anonymous logons. 4 or 5 per minute. Only on one computer. The other computer is clear.

    Ken.

  7. #7
    Administrator
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Location
    St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Posts
    23,592
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 1,059 Times in 928 Posts

    Re: The security log on the system is full. (WinXP, SP1)

    Is the Guest account enabled or disabled? If it is enabled you probably want to disable it. If you have a broadband connection it would seem like someone is getting on that PC. Could you post one or two of the entries?

    Joe
    Joe

  8. #8
    Lounger
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Posts
    28
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: The security log on the system is full. (WinXP, SP1)

    Guest account is disabled. I will post a few entries later this evening or early tomorrow morning. Thanks.

    Ken.

  9. #9
    Lounger
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Posts
    28
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: The security log on the system is full. (WinXP, SP1)

    Here are two logs. I get two of each of them every 20-30 min..

    Event Type: Success Audit
    Event Source: Security
    Event Category: Logon/Logoff
    Event ID: 538
    Date: 3/3/2004
    Time: 5:48:32 PM
    User: NT AUTHORITYANONYMOUS LOGON
    Computer: WIN2KPRO
    Description:
    User Logoff:
    User Name: ANONYMOUS LOGON
    Domain: NT AUTHORITY
    Logon ID: (0x0,0x60B410)
    Logon Type: 3




    Event Type: Success Audit
    Event Source: Security
    Event Category: Logon/Logoff
    Event ID: 540
    Date: 3/3/2004
    Time: 5:48:32 PM
    User: NT AUTHORITYANONYMOUS LOGON
    Computer: WIN2KPRO
    Description:
    Successful Network Logon:
    User Name:
    Domain:
    Logon ID: (0x0,0x60B421)
    Logon Type: 3
    Logon Process: NtLmSsp
    Authentication Package: NTLM
    Workstation Name: DELL-P4-26GHZ
    Logon GUID: {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}

    Ken.

  10. #10
    Plutonium Lounger
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Posts
    10,550
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts

    Re: The security log on the system is full. (WinXP, SP1)

    It looks like you have somehow enabled the auditing of logon and logoff events.

    Try Start > Run > Gpedit.msc
    this will get you into the group policy editor lo edit the local security policy.

    Browse the left hand pane for Local Computer Policy > Computer Configuration > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > Audit Policy
    Look in the right hand pane to see what auditing is enabled.

    StuartR

  11. #11
    Lounger
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Posts
    28
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: The security log on the system is full. (WinXP, SP1)

    Great. Thanks. Sounds good to me. I'll try that tonight when I get home.

    K.

  12. #12
    Lounger
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Posts
    28
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: The security log on the system is full. (WinXP, SP1)

    Yup, that was it. Thanks so much.

    K.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •