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Failure to Write to the Security Event Log

Sean Gallardy files events to the circular file:

Getting back on track instead of listening to me complain, many DBA’s and internal security folks like writing to the Windows Security Event Log because the word security is in the name and they have some tool like Splunk that automatically collects these details. I like automation, so that’s a nice win. However, you may be running into SQL Server error 33204 which is a failure to write an audit event to the security event log.

Read on to find one reason why this might happen.