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SQL Server Security Audit

Operating system level audits

Typically, most DBAs have remote access privilege to the Windows machine hosting the database server. If you have administrator privilege in the Windows box (or VM), you can take some time to try the following:

Windows security log

This should be actually a part of the DBA’s daily checks. However, as part of your initial audit, check the Windows security log. The security log in the Event Viewer can show you the unsuccessful login attempts to your SQL Server.


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