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Reduce event noise from service account auditing

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Updated April 4, 2017


This article describes how to reduce auditing on certain Windows accounts so as to avoid logging audit events for the account. 


  • All LEM versions
  • Windows


The auditpol command can be used to exclude Windows accounts from logging and avoid events related to the account from being generated. See the following Microsoft articles for additional reference:

(© 2017 Microsoft, available at, obtained on April 3, 2017.)

Depending on the Windows version, the commands to disable all auditing on a user account may look like the following:

auditpol /set /user:DomainName\ServiceAccountUser /exclude /category:*

auditpol /set /user:LocalServiceAccountUser /exclude /category:*


Note: Different versions of Windows have different formats for the auditpol command. 


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