This policy setting determines which users can change the auditing options for files and directories and clear the Security log. The recommended state for this setting is: Administrators. Note: This user right is considered a 'sensitive privilege' for the purposes of auditing. Rationale: The ability to manage the Security event log is a powerful user right and it should be closely guarded. Anyone with this user right can clear the Security log to erase important evidence of unauthorized activity. Impact: None - this is the default behavior.
To establish the recommended configuration via GP, set the following UI path to Administrators: Computer Configuration\Policies\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\User Rights Assignment\Manage auditing and security log Default Value: Administrators.