How can I track where an audit comes from?

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Event ID
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Windows XP
Security logs
Windows Server Security
I have 4 systems - all new installed - which have many entries of event id 560 in the seclog. All systems have been checked for viruses/malware. None found. Running Windows XP Pro SP3 on these systems in a windows 2003 Server enviroment. Domain policy contains an audits for local policy. Securitelogs are filling and users cannot logon when full. Workarround: raised from 512 to 1024 and overwrite is neccesary. However every 2 or 3 days we have to delete the seclogs manually because they are full again. And, logs are filling differently. Some will fill every two hours, each 3 seconds for one hour. Other in a total different patron. Example of a seclog entry:

Type gebeurtenis: Controleren op mislukte pogingen

Bron van gebeurtenis: Security Categorie van gebeurtenis: Toegang tot object

Gebeurtenis-ID: 560 Datum:  29-6-2010 Tijd:  9:16:39 Gebruiker:  domainnameuser Computer: clientname Beschrijving: Object is geopend:

  Objectserver: SC Manager   Objecttype: SERVICE OBJECT   Objectnaam: CiSvc   Ingang-ID: -   Bewerking-ID: {0,1193942}   Proces-ID: 708   Bestandsnaam momentopname: C:WINDOWSsystem32services.exe   Primaire gebruikersnaam: clientname$   Primair domein: Domainname   Primaire aanmeldings-ID: (0x0,0x3E7)   Clientgebruikersnaam: username   Clientdomein: Domainname   Client-aanmeldings-ID: (0x0,0xD3F0)   Toegangspogingen:  Configuratiegegevens voor service instellen    Gegevens opvragen over de status van de service    De service starten    De service stoppen       Machtigingen:  -   Aantal beperkte SID's: 0

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So, my question: How can i track of which system the audit came from? Or, how can i solve this?

Software/Hardware used:
Dell Optiplex different types, 1 Latitude, Windows XP Pro SP3

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Your best option would be to look at a centralized logging solution which should include DHCP & DNS so you can perform lookups to track down the system the audit came from.

Here are some options of free:

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  • Labnuke99
    Try the Sysinternals TCPVIEW utility. This will tell you what connections a client computer has made - both inbound and outbound. This may help you identify the client computer and/or process which is causing these event log entries.
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