Microsoft Windows Server 2012/2012 R2 Member Server STIG Version Comparison
Microsoft Windows Server 2012/2012 R2 Member Server Security Technical Implementation Guide
There are 8 differences between versions v3 r4 (May 31, 2022) (the "left" version) and v3 r6 (May 11, 2023) (the "right" version).
Check WN12-AU-000030 was removed from the benchmark in the "right" version. The text below reflects the old wording.
This check's original form is available here.
Windows Server 2012/2012 R2 must be configured to audit Logon/Logoff - Account Lockout successes.
Security Option "Audit: Force audit policy subcategory settings (Windows Vista or later) to override audit policy category settings" must be set to "Enabled" (V-14230) for the detailed auditing subcategories to be effective. Use the AuditPol tool to review the current Audit Policy configuration: Open an elevated "Command Prompt" (run as administrator). Enter "AuditPol /get /category:*" Compare the AuditPol settings with the following. If the system does not audit the following, this is a finding. Logon/Logoff >> Account Lockout - Success
Maintaining an audit trail of system activity logs can help identify configuration errors, troubleshoot service disruptions, and analyze compromises that have occurred, as well as detect attacks. Audit logs are necessary to provide a trail of evidence in case the system or network is compromised. Collecting this data is essential for analyzing the security of information assets and detecting signs of suspicious and unexpected behavior. Account Lockout events can be used to identify potentially malicious logon attempts.
Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration >> Windows Settings >> Security Settings >> Advanced Audit Policy Configuration >> System Audit Policies >> Logon/Logoff >> "Audit Account Lockout" with "Success" selected.