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NT Backup causing unusual security log e

By Navy Moose ·
I am supporting a PDC with twenty five clients. We run full backups twice a week.

As I review the security logs each day, I notice entries during backups indicating administrator logons and logoffs during the time the backup was running. The server is locked when I am not using it and I find it very surprising to see these kind of entries.

Other entries I see involve permissions changed directly related to the backup and these do not concern me greatly.

I have showed these logs to other administrators at our various offices and they did not understand them either.

I checked technet and the resource kit without finding out anything.

I was hoping somebody here might have seen entries similar to what I am describing and could possibly explain them.

Thank you for your assistance,

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Access Rights for Backup

by Goobs In reply to NT Backup causing unusual ...

It sounds like the administrator account was configured as the account used for server backups. I usually set up an account specifically for backups. Give it the rights for backup only. It is not actually physically logging onto the system, it isdoing it "behind the scenes".

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NT backup and security

by Navy Moose In reply to Access Rights for Backup

You're correct, the administrator account is the only one configured to perform backups.

I knew the system wasn't actually logging and logging out, but I didn't know there would be a behind the scenes activity like this.

Lemee see if I get this right. The backup account is virtually logging in and logging out during the backup, and this explains the activity I am seeing.

Please let me know if my summary is incorrect. Thank you for taking the time to respond to my query.

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by djent In reply to NT backup and security

That is exactly what is happening.

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