Auditing: Policy subcategories should be enabled

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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. This setting allows administrators to enable more precise auditing capabilities.

Remediation

To fix this configure the policy value for Computer Configuration >> Windows Settings >> Security Settings >> Local Policies >> Security Options >> "Audit: Force audit policy subcategory settings (Windows Vista or later) to override audit policy category settings" to "Enabled".

STIG: Server 2019: https://www.stigviewer.com/stig/microsoft_windows_server_2019/2022-03-01/finding/V-205644
Server 2016: https://www.stigviewer.com/stig/windows_server_2016/2019-01-16/finding/V-73627
Desktop: https://www.stigviewer.com/stig/microsoft_windows_10/2022-04-08/finding/V-220913