17.1.1 Ensure 'Audit Credential Validation' is set to 'Success and Failure'


This subcategory reports the results of validation tests on credentials submitted for a user account logon request. These events occur on the computer that is authoritative for the credentials. For domain accounts, the Domain Controller is authoritative, whereas for local accounts, the local computer is authoritative. In domain environments, most of the Account Logon events occur in the Security log of the Domain Controllers that are authoritative for the domain accounts. However, these events can occur on other computers in the organization when local accounts are used to log on. Events for this subcategory include:

4774: An account was mapped for logon.

4775: An account could not be mapped for logon.

4776: The Domain Controller attempted to validate the credentials for an account.

4777: The Domain Controller failed to validate the credentials for an account.

The recommended state for this setting is: Success and Failure.


Auditing these events may be useful when investigating a security incident.


If no audit settings are configured, or if audit settings are too lax on the computers in your organization, security incidents might not be detected or not enough evidence will be available for network forensic analysis after security incidents occur. However, if audit settings are too severe, critically important entries in the Security log may be obscured by all of the meaningless entries and computer performance and the available amount of data storage may be seriously affected. Companies that operate in certain regulated industries may have legal obligations to log certain events or activities.


To establish the recommended configuration, set the following Device Configuration Policy to Success and Failure:

To access the Device Configuration Policy from the Intune Home page:

Click Devices

Click Configuration profiles

Click Create profile

Select the platform (Windows 10 and later)

Select the profile (Custom)

Enter a Name

Click Add

Enter the Details below

Name: <Enter name>
Description: <Enter Description>
OMA-URI: ./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Audit/AccountLogon_AuditCredentialValidation
Data type: Integer
Value: 3

Select Save

Continue through the Wizard to complete the creation of the profile (profile assignments, applicability etc.)

Note: More than one configuration setting from each of the Configuration profiles (ex: Administrative Templates, Custom etc.) can be added to each Device Configuration Policy.

Default Value:

No Auditing.

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